Dr. John Kingsley Krugu, the 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for the NPP in Zebilla has said indicated that it may be too early for him to declare interest in the 2024 elections.
Speaking on the Day Break Upper East Show, Dr. Krugu who is now the National Coordinator of the Ghana Landscape and Small Scale Mining said because the NPP lost in the election with over 17,000, it is important to properly confer and restrategize before making a decision.
“You know the internal process was just completed and you have new executives in place. We have to do a lot of retrospection. We have to be able to re-evaluate our situation. In the case of us in the Zebilla Constituency, we just did not lose the seat but we lost with a high margin. This is over 17,000 votes difference. When you lose an election like that, you don’t just get up the following day and be running around saying I want to contest. That requires some evaluations.”
To this end, the NPP in the Upper East Region has begun the process to understand what led to the huge loss and to restrategize.
“The party leadership is busy at work, trying to bring everybody to the table to analyse what happened and be able to understand [what happened]. Elections are very expensive. I have contested before and I know what it means. It is not something you sleep and wake up and say, hey, I am going to contest an election. You have to make a well-informed decision.”
Aside issues regarding how many votes one is able to get, Dr. Krugu explained that the decisions taken to contest or not to should also take into consideration the impact of same on the families of the contestants.
“When it gets there, and I put all the factors together and I see that all the factors are informing me to contest, I will make that decision,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana