A former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has announced his intention to become the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), saying he is qualified to lead the party into the 2024 general elections.
While claiming that many have already kicked against his plan, he says he is unfazed about same, and will go any length to ensure his ambition is achieved. According to him, he is very much focused on his ambition, and nothing will compel him to abandon it.
Speaking in an interview with the media, Mr Agyarko reiterated his resolve to embark on the agenda, stressing that he would not even accept any offer to step down.
“I am pursuing my own presidential ambition, for which a lot of people kicked against me right from the beginning. I will not abandon it to go and do any other thing. I am focused on what I have to do for myself and my nation – that is my focus. If you serve with all your strength, and the person doesn’t appreciate it, you move on. If I cannot give something a hundred percent, I will not do it. Am I not deserving of being the flagbearer of the NPP?” he quipped.
Meanwhile, the former Energy Minister has also asked the government to admit that the economy is in a poor state, stressing the need to prepare citizens in collectively working at a rebound from the turmoil.
“The economy is not in a good place. That is the first admission we have to make boldly. And we have to put plans in place that call for a collective sacrifice. Let’s share the pain. We are in a situation now where we have played so much, and now we are in dire times. We have to prepare the minds of Ghanaians for the difficulties ahead of us.
“We have to take our public financial management seriously, and take our responsibility as citizens seriously. No one will come from anywhere to help us. We have to admit that we are living above our standards, and we either come down or double up to meet those standards,” he added.