Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyei Agyepong bemoaned the current state of Ghana, stressing that this is not where the past leaders envisioned the country to be. He said his new dawn campaign has caught on so well after he went around the country that it is what will bring Ghana back on track.
Mr Agyei Agyepong expressed these sentiments on Wednesday, June 21 when he filed his nomination forms to lead the ruling party into the 2024 elections. He became the sixth flagbearer aspirant to file his forms at the NPP headquarters in Accra.
The immediate past Executive Director of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) said what the NPP needs is an action-oriented leader, passionately mission-driven and very demanding of results and prepared to chase results. “We must accept that where we are now is not where we want to be,” he bemoaned.
But speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, the Upper East Regional Communication Director, Peter Ayinbisa explained that there’s a continued apparent and covert attempt by all other contestants in the NPP’s presidential race to blame the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the troubles facing the candidate, a situation Mr. Ayinbisa describes as unfortunate.
According to the Regional Communications Director all comments from many of the contestants have been aimed at denigrating the current government led by President Akuffo Addo and also denigrating the candidature of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
“This is what is happening. Everyone is trying to blame Dr. Bawumia and this is unfortunate. This includes the person you just mentioned [Kwabena Agyapong]. When we were at the Supreme Court and things were difficult, and we needed leaders to lead this party, to go and gather the pink sheets, all these people were in this country and they shied away. They chose not to be part of it,” he said.
Mr. Ayinbisa described Dr. Bawumia as a truly altruistic individual who deserves to lead the party into greater heights.
This is someone who has sacrificed himself, his life and everything else for this party. BUt because of a simple contest to elect a leader for the party, they throw mud at people like that,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana