The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, has called on members and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to unite ahead of the 2020 General election.
According to Prof. Yankah, unity is the only way by which the party can maintain power for another term.
He said, Ghana needs to enjoy the goodness of the NPP government for at least another term adding that, this cannot be achieved if the members and supporters of the party do not unite and stay focused.
Prof. Yankah gave the advice when he addressed constituency delegates and supporters of the party at separate meetings at Nsaba, Agona Duakwa and Agona Kwanyako in the Agona East District of the Central Region.
He said the Agona East NPP needed a united front to snatch the parliamentary seat, which has been held by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for two terms.
The minister used the opportunity to declare his intention to contest the Agona East parliamentary primary when the party opens nominations later this year.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NPP has fixed September this year to organise parliamentary primaries for orphan constituencies.
Prof Yankah said the Agona East NPP needs a marketable, credible, capable and respectable candidate who can deliver and win the confidence of the electorate to wrestle the parliamentary seat from the NDC.
He said the constituency needed rebranding by electing a candidate who would be able to unify supporters, adding that without unity, selflessness, hard work and mutual understanding it would be difficult for the party to win the seat.
The Minister stated: “This is the time for Agona East to be rescued from abject poverty. The people have wallowed in poverty for far too long and needed somebody to take them out of it.”
Prof Yankah appealed to the delegates to give him the nod to enable him to win the seat and transform the constituency by bringing freedom and development to the people.