Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged the Parliamentary aspirants who lost in the 2020 New Patriotic Party (NPP) Primaries to put their differences aside and unite with a common goal for the party to win the 2020 elections.
According to him, their love for the NPP must supercede their personal interest.
Dr. Bawumia made this appeal to the defeated aspirants while delivering a keynote address at the grand launch of Aspirants Unite for Victory.
"Aspirants Unite for Victory" is a nationwide movement by the aspirants led by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nhyiaeso constituency, Hon. Kennedy Kwasi Kankam, Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Collins Owusu Amankwah, former MUSIGA President and Parliamentary aspirant for Asante Akyem South, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour and many others, who all lost in the primaries.
The AU4V movement is to foster unity among the defeated aspirants and for them to have one voice behind President Nana Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party.
The AU4V members are primarily focused on maintaining all NPP Parliamentary seats as well as winning new constituency seats for the party, and working together to secure a second term for the President.
The group held a grand launch at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel at Labadi in the Greater Accra Region on Monday, September 28, 2020.
The Vice President advised the aspirants to rally support for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP to have a landslide victory in the December polls.
"I think that our collective interest must at all times override our personal interest. Our love for the party must be even demonstrated more in times of difficulty and not when all is well and rosy because that is easy for anybody to do. Aspirants Unite for Victory 2020 have shown the way and hope that they're given the needed support as they join forces with the national campaign team to help canvass for votes from house-to-house, door-to-door and hamlet-to-hamlet to ensure a decisive and emphatic victory."
He further commended the conveners and members of the ''Aspirants Unite for Victory'' for exhibiting unflinching love for the NPP.
" . . I wish to say that Aspirants Unite 4 Victory 2020 gives us an added impetus as a great political tradition that understands the nuances of politics and stick to the collective goal of the party no matter how painful the defeat could be. That is why I would like to assure each member of this great movement of my office and the party's commitment for a successful campaign after this launch. As the saying goes 'a house divided against itself' cannot stand . . . United we stand; divided we fall! Aspirants Unite for Victory is a clear sign that we are a team solidly knitted together for the battle of 2020 which, Isha Allah, we shall win massively through hard work and oneness of purpose . . . We pray Ghanaians will give us four more years to do more for them. We're grateful that these great and loyal members of our party did not out of the pain of losing choose to go against the party but decided to stick to the collective."