THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwabre East, Mr Kofi Frimpong, has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) needs new strategies to win the 2012 elections.
The strategies, he said, must be designed and implemented at the local level instead of being imposed on them by the national headquarters.
Mr Frimpong who stated this at the Kwabre East Constituency elections of the NPP at Mampongteng, the constituency headquarters, predicted the 2012 elections would be fiercely contested but stressed that, “with the right approach we shall emerge victorious.”
The constituency election, which was supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission, saw the re-election of Mr Samuel Boakye Ansah aka Sabas, a retired teacher as constituency chairman.
The positions of first and second vice chairman went to Messrs Owusu Asiedu and Nyamaa Boakye respectively.
Other elected officers were Mr Opoku Agyemang Owusu, secretary, Mr Adu Donkor, assistant secretary, Mr Adams Mohammed, organiser, Ms Afia Sarpong, women’s organiser, Victoria Cobinna, treasurer, and Williams Asiedu, youth organiser.
The MP commended the party’s members for the maturity they showed during the elections.
“The fact that everything went on peacefully and the vanquished embraced the victors with smiles portrayed the constituency as very disciplined and ready to work in unity to achieve the ultimate,” he said.
Mr Frimpong urged the elected executives to always consult the defeated party members in decisions affecting the well-being of the party.
“We need to prove to all that we are a matured constituency, determined to grow bigger in the years ahead,” he said.
The Ashanti Regional Women’s Organiser of the NPP, Mrs Mary Brobbey, who swore the executives into office congratulated them and noted that the victory was for the entire NPP and not the elected individuals .
She urged them to go to every corner of the constituency to sell the message of the party.
On behalf of the executive, the chairman, Mr Boakye Ansah, promised that they would work hard to justify the confidence reposed in them.