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Information Minister and Ofoase Ayirebi lawmaker Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said in relation to the 29th anniversary of the of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the sacrifice and patriotism will carry the party beyond the 29years of its existence

In a tweet, he said “As the sun sets on our 29th anniversary, may the spirit of sacrifice and patriotism carry us to higher heights in the next 29 years and beyond.”

For his part, a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Obiri Boahen has said his party has survived political turbulence over the years.

To that end, he said the party has a lot to celebrate for in the 29th anniversary.

He told Grace Hammoah Asare on the mid-day news on 3FM Thursday August 5 in relation to the NPP’s anniversary that “Certainly, in all honestly and without blaspheming in in heaven somebody will complain

“We deserve to celebrate the 29th anniversary, we have gone through turbulent political periods and we have survived turbulent political period.

“When you are discussing the NPP, you don’t discuss it in isolation, you link it to the UGCC , the Progress Party, Popular Front Party , United Convention  and the United Party.

“So for us some of historians when we are talking about 29th anniversary of NPP it provokes memories and all of us need to be proud of our tradition.”

President Akufo-Addo speaking at the 29th anniversary of the elephant party, whose motto has been ‘Development of Freedom’ expressed confidence that whoever the New Patriotic Party (NPP) selects as its presidential candidate will win the 2024 elections.

He said it should be the responsibility of all the rank and file of the ruling party, nevertheless, to do everything necessary that the objective is achieved.

“I am very confident that on the 7th of December, 2024, the new NPP Presidential Candidate is going to win the elections of 2024.”

The party was founded on July 28, 1992 but chose to mark the day exactly eight days after the 29th year of formation. It also fell a day after the 74th anniversary of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the party to which NPP traces its lineage.

“Yesterday, the nation celebrated the beginning of its fight for freedom that was lit on the 4th of August in Saltpond 1947. By one of those coincidences that perhaps have divine blessings, today we are celebrating the 29th anniversary of the New Patriotic Party, the party that has dedicated itself to advancing the ideals and values that were established on that day 4th of August, 1947.”

He charged followers of the party to continue from strength to strength to make sure the party stays in power for long.

“Our responsibility is to do whatever it is necessary to make sure that victory is forthcoming.

“We have to continue our way forward in Ghana. We cannot accept the backsliding that takes place every now and then. It hasn’t benefited our nation and it will not benefit our nation.

“The foundations that we have laid today for the prosperity of our nation are going to be shaken if again through our own fault we allow the path to progress to be diverted.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana