Despite the "challenges confronting the nation, we have demonstrated, with our record in office, that we are the party that can bring progress and prosperity to all parts of our country", President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.
In a congratulatory message to the governing New Patriotic Party for recently electing 111 parliamentary candidates in constituencies currently represented by opposition MPs, Mr Akufo-Addo said: "I extend warm congratulations to the National, Regional, Constituency, Electoral Area and Polling Station Officers, and, indeed, the entire membership of the New Patriotic Party for the conduct of free, fair, transparent and credible parliamentary primaries in 'orphan' constituencies during the weekend of Saturday, 2nd December 2023.”
He said the process “completes the penultimate stage of the party’s preparations for the all-important contest of 7th December 2024”, noting, “we have, once again, expressed our deep attachment and commitment to the democratic values, which have been hallmarks of our party’s great tradition".
“So, I urge all winners to be magnanimous in their celebrations and work hard to bring on board those who were not successful", he said.
He said: “Through this, we shall create the united, formidable front that, under the leadership of our new, worthy presidential candidate, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will enable us to go into the difficult 2024 elections with quiet confidence, and, with the help of Almighty God, Break the Eight, which is the fervent wish of all NPP members, and, indeed, of all well-meaning Ghanaians".