The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has endorsed the candidature of Stephen Ayesu Ntim, one of the aspiring national chairmen of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Speaking in an interview yesterday on Net2 TV’s Dialogue Morning Show, he indicated that there is no way Mr Ntim would lose the national chairmanship race this time round.
According to him, Mr Ntim, who is a serial National Chairman contender and a former National First Vice-Chairman, does not even need to be present at the election grounds to win the election, which is slated to be held from July 14 to 16, 2022.
“Stephen Ntim will win. Even if he does not go to the election grounds, he will win hands down. So, the rest are all wasting their time. Asamoah Boateng is my good friend, but if you advise him he may not listen. This election is a protest vote so nobody can intimidate anybody. Ntim will win massively,” he stated.
The NPP is expected to hold its national elections in July 2022. The party is currently conducting its polling station and electoral area elections.
About Stephen Ntim
Mr Stephen Ntim was born on July 18 ,1958, to Mr Augustine Ayesu Ntim of Nsuta-Appiakrom, Ashanti Region, and Madam Kate Asamoah from the Bono Region town of Wamfie, in the Dormaa East District.
He was one of the key architects behind the victory of former President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2000. He contested for and became the National First Vice Chairman in 2001 at the young age of 43 years.
Mr Ntim worked alongside Nana Akufo-Addo, the current president of Ghana, Mr Daniel Botwe, Madam Ama Busia, Lord Commey, Rita Asobayiri, Haruna Esseku, Mike Dugan, and a host of other NPP stalwarts in ensuring victory in 2000 and 2004 for the party.
Away from that, he has served the party over the years in different capacities including the Coordinator in charge of the Middle Belt Sector for the then-presidential aspirant, Nana Akufo-Addo, in the 2014 flagbearership race.
Consequently, he was also appointed by Nana Addo as the National Coordinator for the Settler Communities Project during the 2016 national campaign which contributed to the massive increase in parliamentary seats from the affected communities.
Aside that, he also served on the National Council of the party from 2014 to 2018 as a representative of the then Brong Ahafo Region. He was a member of all the national campaign teams of the party from 2004 to 2016.
Mr Ntim, who is a 5-time contender for the NPP National Chairman position, is coming into the national chairmanship race with immense experience and support base which he has accumulated over the years.
Some political analysts have singled him out as one of the many individuals to replace the current National Chairman, Freddie Blay.