A flagbearer aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has told party members that a vote for him in the Super Delegates Conference in August, and subsequently, the National Delegates Conference in November this year, would see him revive the fortunes of the UP Tradition and inspire hope among its supporters.
He said despite the party having a very strong base to break the eight (8), the party faithful and sympathisers are not happy with the economic challenges they are going through at the moment.
These economic challenges, he noted, were largely attributed to lack of jobs, a situation he boldly told the party members would be turned around when he is given the nod to bear the flag of the party, and subsequently as President of the nation.
“Everywhere I go, the complaint that we’ve not benefited from the party comes up strongly, and, indeed, it is true. Our party members have no jobs, therefore, their morale are down. We need a leader who can change things around; someone who will inspire hope. That is why I have offered myself to lead the party. My track record is there for all to see, and I am the only one who can do it. I will not let you down when you vote for me,” he noted.
Dr. Afriyie Akoto made this observation when he interacted with the Greater Accra Regional Executives of the NPP in Accra on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, over his vision for the party, and the country in general, when he becomes the flagbearer of the UP Tradition and subsequently as President of Ghana.
Speaking more on his vision for the party and the country, Dr. Afriyie Akoto noted that he was a creator of job opportunities, touting his achievements as having created thousands of jobs for the teeming unemployed youth, as well as labour professionals when he was the Minister for Food and Agriculture.
These jobs, he added, had impacted positively on the lives of the people, underscoring that he held the key to unlocking job opportunities for party members and the entire citizenry.
“The records are there for anybody to verify. When it comes to job creation, Afriyie Akoto stands tall. I have demonstrated with the portfolio I held for six years that we can use agriculture to turn around the fortunes of Ghana – and I will do it when you give me the opportunity to lead the party,” he noted.
Another major concern he highlighted was the imposition of unknown people on party members, especially, at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies.
This act, he noted, would be a thing of the past when he is given the nod to lead the party. He said he would, at all times, consult the base of the party and allow them to present their own candidate for confirmation for the position of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive.
The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NPP, Divine Otoo Agorhom, on behalf of the party executives, expressed their profound gratitude to Dr. Afriyie Akoto for always availing himself and supporting party members.
By Stephen Odoi-Larbi