A National Chairman hopeful of the New Patriotic Party, Stephen Asamoah Boateng, has described himself as the right choice and “field commander” the NPP requires to retain power come 2024.
Mr Asamoah Boateng stated that the crucial nature of the 2024 election required someone with grassroots mobilization prowess “to break the eight.”
“We do not need a tie-wearing chairman but a field commander; which I offer you,” he said.
The former Director-General of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) stated this at the launch of his campaign in Accra yesterday.
The core supporters of the Asabee chairmanship bid at the event were some constituency executives from Mfantseman West and Cape Coast South.
They sang his praise and shouted slogans that portrayed the chairman hopeful as a unifier, seasoned politician and indefatigable leader.
Amid shouts of “Kukurudu! breaking the eight with Asabee,” the former Information Minister declared that he was going all out to win the national championship of the NPP and lead the party to electoral victory come 2024.
He launched the campaign document, highlighting what he described as a seven-point vision “to build a solid party.
The seven points included unifying the party, strengthening party structures, building the finances of the party at all levels, ensuring that 40 percent of appointments go to the grassroots, building a welfare system for the party and ensuring women and youth empowerment.
Touching on party unity, the former Mfantseman West Member of Parliament (MP) described himself as “the magnet whose humility, forthrightness, boldness, high energy and organizational ability” would attract people of various backgrounds to work for the party.
Mr Asamoah Boateng said he would put in systems to strengthen the relationship between members of the party and the government by rolling what he termed agenda 60:40, a programme that would ensure that 40 percent of political appointments went to the grassroots.
“Asabee intends to vigorously pursue the agenda 60:40 whereby the party negotiates 40 percent of political appointments to go to the rank and file with the 60 percent going to the President and his core team,” he said.
Again, he said all departments and wings of the party would be well-resourced to ensure functional offices across the country.
Story by:Kwaku Stephen