PIX: Odeneho Kwaku Appiah alias COKA
THE FORMER Afigya Kwabre South NPP Constituency Chairman, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah alias ‘COKA’ has recommended that the leadership of the party must rewrite the history of Danquah-Busia-Dombo to guard against alterations.
He said a detailed and well researched history will help protect the party’s image and avoid distortions.
According to him, the book would serve as a legacy of the current crop of leadership of the party and to be cherished by future generations.
He made the recommedations on Nhyira fm and Fox Radio in Kumasi last Friday as part of “Break the 8” campaign towards victory in 2024.
The former Dean of Ashanti NPP constituency chairman further proposed that the National Executive Council of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) must consider holding a Special Congress to elect its Presidential candidate for the 2024 Elections.
He said even though the party’s constitution provides that presidential primaries are held a year prior to the elections his proposal is worth considering because it would help address disunity and heal the wounds from factionalism before and after the presidential primaries and maintain discipline.
COKA said the move is a strategy to break the 8 since it would afford the party ample time to campaign and market the chosen flagbearer devoid of rancour and acrimony.
He urged the party hierarchy to evolve guidelines for aspirants to avoid disunity and disenchantment among their following.
COKA pleaded with all members of the party’s communication teams to go the extra mile to effectively tout the achievements of the Akufo-Addo government since Ghanaians would not forgive the NPP if it failed to break the 8.
According to COKA, Nana Akufo-Addo is a listening President and that there is hope that there would be a miracle for him to take Ghanaians out of the economic hardships at the end of the four year mandate.
The COKA family head said every Ghanaian and NPP member had a role to play towards salvaging the economy noting that the fuzz about the Dollar is a panic creation and that normalising the cedi needs a national effort and not be seen as a singular task for a particular political party.
He suggested that Ghanaians should deal with the banks for all foreign exchange transactions to ease the pressure on the cedi.
COKA said his main concern is to ensure that NPP breaks the 8 and called on all hands to be on deck to protect the electoral fortunes of the party, particularly in the Ashanti region because breaking the 8 is a collective responsibility of all party members at all levels hence the need to work harder than before and ensure that the party’s resolve to break the eight is achieved.
By Kow Richardson