A leading member of the New Patriotic Party, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has asked members of the NPP who have been appointed in government and at the same time pursuing their presidential ambitions to resign from their posts.

This follows reports of some government appointees allegedly registering their presidential ambitions through secret campaigns ahead of the 2024 elections.

Some leading members of the party, including Dr Afriyie Akoto who is reported to have announced his bid for the flagbearer position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Kumasi, have dismissed the claims.

However, the former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute believes this is not the time to be planting for delegates and votes.

He argues that Ghana, like other countries, is dealing with a global crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, thus, the focus of every government appointee must be on how to support the government in dealing with it.

“The world is in crisis. Ghana is part of the world. Governments everywhere have a big multi-task of fighting the virus, fighting economic hardships, fighting for food and jobs, fighting the debt and deficit and, here in Ghana, we are also fighting for transformation.

“If your focus, as a member of Akufo-Addo’s government, is to first fight for your own ambition and transformation, then, please, feel free to move over to move on.

“Please note: NPP in power must first succeed for NPP to succeed NPP!

“Build on this power we have now for your own power trip not to be tripped by your priority tripped wires. Be wise!” he added.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the NPP has indicated that any member found culpable of pursuing their personal ambitions instead of seeking the interest of the party will be dealt with.