Mrs. Gifty Ohene-Konadu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akim South, has urged members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to remain united as the party strived to reclaim power in 2012.
She said unity was important to the rejuvenation of the party and urged members to place party interest above personal ones, to boost the party's chances of wresting power from the ruling government in the next elections.
According to the MP, it was time for the party to prove its resilience by working hard to return to power in the shortest possible time and charged its teeming supporters to remain steadfast in the face of the challenges ahead.
Mrs Ohene-Konadu made the call at Ahyiresu near Kwahu-Praso on Tuesday when she embarked on a week-long tour of the constituency to thank the people for re-electing her as MP for a second consecutive term.
Among the communities visited by the MP were Muramura, Kwahu-Praso, Nadieso, Pra River, Formanso, Adansi and Asankare. Others were Obogu, Danyameso, Odubi, Kyempo, Subinso, Takyikrom and Komeso.
Addressing separate durbars held in her honour, the MP thanked the people for the confidence reposed in her.
She urged them to put behind them the partisan politics that characterized the 2008 election and work in harmony for the total development of the constituency.
She said it was imperative for Ghanaians to consolidate the international praise the country received in the aftermath of the elections, by living peacefully in communities without political intimidation and harassment.
The MP assured the people of her commitment to equitably disburse her Common Fund across the constituency and called for their support to enable her discharge her duties effectively.
She also urged the people to rally behind the ruling government in its quest to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians, saying, governance thrived on the support of the people.