Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey has said some negative tendencies being exhibited by the rank and file of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) could grossly undermine the party’s chances in the 2014 elections.
He said party members are always quick to use social media to address their grievances which is in a bad taste. “Social media has become a platform for us to insult leaders of the party. We wash our dirty linen on social media and when people are cautioned, they will tell you, the party belongs to all of us.
There must be discipline in the party. If people misbehave, suspend them. We’re already in power and therefore any inaction or misbehaviour of ours, will hurt our chances of retaining that power come 2024,” he said while speaking at the NPP’s Greater Accra Regional Delegates Conference in Accra on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
The minister further revealed how some people within the elephant party are working against him saying he’s becoming too powerful. “We sit here and say, break the eight, break the eight, and you are holding meetings among yourselves to bring somebody down. I am sad today and I will explain why.
When the President gave me the position to be the Regional Minister, he among other things wanted me to be able to unite the party at the grassroots. That I have been doing, and so I thought, people, will stop speaking behind our backs.”
But just last week, some people met and said, I am getting too much power in the region, so they are planning to bring me down. But when you do this, how do we break the eight? All I am doing is working for all of us. All we care about is our personal ambitions but let’s all realize that we have one agenda to break the eight,” Mr Quartey said sadly.