An aspiring National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, has pledged to work with the party to give Ghanaians a president of their choice.
“I am contesting to work towards the good of the country, and I will present a presidential material who will receive massive support during the general election to help raise the hopes of Ghanaians in an NPP government,” he said.Follow @Graphicgh
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at his residence at Kormantse in the Mfantseman Municipality, Mr Asamoah-Boateng described the 2024 general election as “watershed”.
He explained that the government and the grassroots must come together and build a formidable structure that would let the party sail through and win again.
Mr Asamoah-Boateng emphasised the need to touch base with the grassroots and foot-soldiers to help propagate the good works of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government and the ideals of the party.
“I have got a job here to do, to work for the party that brought us to power and the grassroots and the foot-soldiers who need to be brought on board,” he said.
Mr Asamoah-Boateng, who has resigned as the Director-General of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA), said his main focus was for the party to win the 2024 general election.
Touching on his vision, he said, he would unify the NPP and bridge the gap between the government and the grassroots.
He said his resignation from SIGA would take effect from January to facilitate his campaign for the position.
He said he would re-energise, re-organise and lead the NPP to defeat the National Democratic Congress in 2024 and prove to Ghanaians that the NPP was the best party to govern.
On building effective communication mechanisms in the party, he said he would bring back team confidence in the executive structure from polling stations to the national levels.
That would propagate the achievements and success of the government to aid in winning the next general election.
Mr Asamoah-Boateng said his vast experience from working at SIGA, coupled with the opportunity to work as Information Minister during former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s tenure, made him better placed to streamline the activities of the party to achieve success.
He commended President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for giving him the opportunity to serve the country.
He expressed the hope that winning the NPP national chairmanship position would inure to the party’s benefit and attract more Ghanaians to it.