The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has called on delegates to endorse experience and hard work to enable the party to break the eight-year power shuffle between the two leading political parties.
According to the NPP chief scribe, his decision to seek re-election as General Secretary is in the best interest of the NPP.
He said it will be suicidal to sideline the only experienced hand the party has on board, especially when the party would be going into the 2024 general elections with a new presidential candidate, national chairman, national organizer, among others.
“I will say that having risen through the ranks, from polling station chairman to General Secretary of the NPP, I have gathered enough experience to navigate the way through the 2024 election,” he said in a statement.
Mr Boadu believes it is imperative not to bring an entirely new and relatively inexperienced team to lead the party ahead of the 2024 general elections.
“Having laid the solid foundation in preparation for the 2024 general elections, it is vital not to bring to the fore new and inexperienced team to lead the party. Because 2024 promises to be the most difficult general elections to be contested by the NPP, as it seeks to ‘break the 8’, which no political party has been able to do in the 4th Republic,” he stressed.
“I am a person who delivers. I was given the opportunity twice to help the party in power, and have done nothing less. I have done exactly that, and even more excellently by restructuring the party. From where I sit and per my records and experience, I am the best person for this position going to 2024,” he added.
He further gave the assurance that he would lead the party to deliver a historic three-term victory, come 2024, if his mandate is renewed.
“If we have to win the 2024 election and ‘break the eight’, we need experience and hard work, and this is what I offer. To be able to help “Break the 8”, someone like myself need to steer the administration of the party for that purpose. I have the “gravitas” to match the NDC boot-for-boot,” he stated.
The NPP General Secretary added that he had successfully fulfilled most of the promises he made when he campaigned for election as General Secretary in 2018.
“For instance, the needed arrangements has been put in place for the NPP Ideological Institute to take off, and that the promise to revamp the party structures from the grassroots to national had been fulfilled,” he said.