Mr John Boadu, the General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has revealed what his party needs to do in order to ‘break the eight”.

According to him, as part of the strategies to break the eight, government appointees and Members of Parliament (MPs) on the ticket of the NPP must first of all do everything possible to close the gap between them and the electorate nationwide.

He noted that the soured relationship between government appointees, Members of Parliament, MMDCEs and the grassroot was one of the reasons why the NPP lost some of its seats in the 2020 elections.

He added that for the party to “break the eight”, some of these issues ought to be looked at.

Presenting his report at the just ended National Delegates Conference of the party in Kumasi on Sunday, December 19, 2021, John Boadu stated that “there is absolutely no doubt that our victory in 2024 where we seek to break the eight years in government cycle shall depend largely on the kind of relationship that exists between party and government.”

He believes that the disconnection between the party and the government has been the bane for parties in government losing elections.

According to him, research has shown that in these parts of the world, the main opposition parties do not necessarily win elections but rather it is the governing party that loses elections.

“People decide to vote for your opponent not because they like them but because they want to vote against you, because they feel you have neglected them and they want to punish you,” he stated.

He also charged government appointees, CEOs, Ministers and DCEs “who have been put in charge of public purse and are expected to have answers, to play a leading role in communicating government policies and programmes as the party supports them in the delivery of these policies.”



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