An aspiring presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has called on the Presidential Election Committee to ensure transparency and fairness in the upcoming presidential primaries.
Addressing the media at his office in Ridge office in Accra, he urged the committee to be futuristic, and ensure that the unity of the party is safeguarded going into the 2024 general elections.
“I am prepared to give the benefit of the doubt and hope that everything will be alright because the implication of all this is the unity of the people. If we are not seen to have a level playing field after November 4, it is going to be very difficult to unite the party against the NDC. That is my worry,” he noted.
With a few days to the November 4 polls, the former Minister of Food and Agriculture has intensified his strategic campaign, meeting grassroots delegates of the party, notably, Electoral Area Coordinators and some selected Polling Station Executives who are part of his campaign team.
During his interactions with various party delegates, the former Food and Agriculture Minister maintains his vision of sustainable party-owned businesses aimed at providing jobs and incentives for the party’s activists on whose shoulders the victory of the party rests to break the eight-year governance cycle.
He also told the delegates that they deserve a leader who understands the plight of the people and also has the right remedies to address their concerns.
“I am the only candidate who has demonstrated that attitude and proffered the time-honored solutions. So, please give me the chance to prove that to you. I am sad about the current situation of the party,” he noted.