From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah, Cape Coast
The newly-elected Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Assin South Constituency in the Central Region, Theophilus Konadu Taylor, says he has a priority to strengthen the base of the party in the constituency.
This, he said, would make the party more attractive and appealing to supporters of the other political parties, particularly, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the constituency to defect from their mother party and join the NPP.
In a telephone interview with The Chronicle, Mr Taylor noted that foot soldiers of his party played various key roles in the party’s landslide victory in 2016.
In view of this, he said, the party must see its foot soldiers as real combatants whose concerns must be prioritised, if the party’s quest to further sink the NDC and retain power in 2020 was to become a reality.
“As a party, the foot soldiers form our base upon which we rise to victory. This means that we cannot win if these ‘soldiers’ fail to join our campaigns and other party activities,” he stated.
He promised: “As the Constituency Chairman, grievances of foot soldiers in my constituency would not be ignored…they will receive priority so that we can solidify our base.
“I will work hard to justify the trust and confidence my people have reposed in me. I owe it a duty to unite the party and seal all loopholes so that we can improve our winning record in the constituency.”
According to Mr Taylor, he has personally bought several acres of land at Assin Kyenaso, where he intends to build a factory that would create direct and indirect employment for the youth in his area.