The Kassena Nankana Municipal Chief Executive and an aspirant for the New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary primaries, Joseph Adongo, has refuted claims suggesting his involvement in leading a faction within the Navrongo central constituency.
Mr. Adongo dismissed assertions of factionalism, asserting that the discord that arose before the 2020 elections was self-inflicted. He emphasised that such divisions compromised the party’s prospects and should not be repeated by those who hold the party’s interests dear.
“I am not leading any group. Before the 2020 elections, there were the Tangoba group and the Kofi Adda group. However, after that, we came together, and Honourable Tangoba has repeatedly stated that I do not have a group; my allegiance is to the NPP. Moreover, Honourable Kofi Adda has passed away, and may his soul rest in peace. So, where is this alleged group?” he questioned.
Mr. Adongo emphasised that though it’s undeniable that people may have held certain beliefs before the 2020 elections, that doesn’t imply the continuation of these factions in Navrongo. He acknowledged that some may find enjoyment in perpetuating such divisions, which could contribute to tension. However, he asserted, “From my perspective, these factions do not exist.”
He underlined that he was never affiliated with any of the factions, emphasising that his current campaign team comprises members from diverse backgrounds, much like other groups.
Mr. Adongo attributed factors like delayed party primaries and the emergence of a new candidate as the victor despite her limited track record as major catalysts for the division among party members.
Confident in his candidacy for the NPP parliamentary primaries to represent the party in the 2024 general elections, Adongo pointed out his lifelong dedication to the constituency and his multifaceted service to the party.
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