The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is determined to break the 8-year cycle, a leading member of the party, Gabby Otchere Darko, has said.
He indicated that every government becomes weak after the 8-year, two-term mandate but the NPP will work hard to cross that cycle.
“The record from Rawlings to Mahama, shows that every party in government breaks after eight years. What NPP wants to do is to cross the eight this time,” the former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute tweeted.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also made similar comments last year, saying, he is determined to hand over power to the next presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 general elections.
Speaking at the NPP’s delegates conference in Kumasi on Sunday December 19, 2021 he said “I am determined to hand over the baton to the next NPP presidential candidate.
“We want to break the 8 not just for ourselves but for Ghana because we know the zigzag, NPP comes to clean for them to be polluted , this is not the way progress will be brought to our country.
“We need secure period in office to make that irreversible change in the fortunes of our nation and we are capable of doing it. We will get a candidate that will unify our party and all of us will campaign to make that candidate the next president of the Republic.”
He further urged members of the NPP to embrace internal competition because competitions are part of the political exercise but cautioned the party against unhealthy competition that will hinder the determination of the party to break the 8-year cycle in the next general elections.
Mr Akufo-Addo said “Competition, we cannot avoid competition. Competition there will be but let that competition help the party and not hinder the party so that we can break the 8 in 2024.”