The former minister of food and agriculture who is aspiring to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has indicated that the cracks and happenings in the current NPP leadership breed the risk of losing the 2024 election.
According to him, the NPP’s dwindling morale among party fanatics and ardent supporters due to unfulfilled promises will make it difficult for the party to retain power in 2024.
“It is clear to me that morale is very low. The expectation of our activists around the country for a better life has not been realized, so the NPP is not in a good place to contest to retain power next year,” he indicated.
Dr. Akoto made this comment in Kumasi, where he is touring ahead of the November 4 National Delegate Conference.
He stressed that the boiling issue of not fulfilling the promises in the party should be given attention and find pregmatic measures to be addressed, saying that “anybody who aspires to bear the flag of the NPP, that should be the priority.”
Dr.Akoto said he is the only visionary candidate in the presidential race to address the aforementioned problems in the party.
Dr. Akoto urged the delegates to give him their unflinching support in the November 4 conference by voting for him to lead the party since the party’s welfare and well-being are linked to him.
“I have a very clear understanding of the problems on the ground because I have been a Member of Parliament in Kwadaso here in Kumasi, so I understand the concerns expressed by activists on the ground.”
The former Agriculture Minister is in the contest of four politicians who will lock horns on November 4, 2023, in the NPP presidential primaries.
He placed 4th out of 10 aspirants in the Special Delegates Conference held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, which shocked many political commentators and pollsters.
Over 210,000 party delegates are expected to exercise their franchise in the much-anticipated November 4, 2023, presidential primary.
By Lawrence Odoom