National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay says Ghana would have been on its knees when Coronavirus occurred if not the competent management of the economy under the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
According to him, the competent management of the economy saved Ghanaians from experiencing the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He lauded the government for its handling of the pandemic to lessen the impact and effect on Ghanaians.
“We want to thank the President and his government for the way it has handled this pandemic. Although we are not still out of the woods, although things have not been as we wanted them to be since we assumed power in 2017, but for the good and competent management of the economy under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President and his team, Ghana would have seen worse days,” Mr. Blay said when delivering his speech at the National Delegates Conference at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Mr. Blay also emphasized the need for members of the party to remain united ahead of the 2024 elections.
“We have to stand united so that at the end of the four years, the people will vote for us or whoever represents us in the 2024 elections,” he advised the teeming supporters.
Over 6000 delegates thronged the venues to deliberate on some proposals that have been tabled for possible amendment to the party’s constitution.
Key among the proposals is to elect a presidential candidate two clear years before a major election.
Currently, the party elects a candidate two years before elections if the party is in opposition and a year when the party is in power.
Party members believe the current arrangement makes it difficult for a new candidate to mend bridges and heal the wounds of other aspirants before the election.
Seventeen executives from each constituency and ten members of the Regional Council of Elders and patrons, including the regional executives, are participating in the conference.