Aspiring National Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Asamoah Boateng is appealing to the National Executive Committee of the party to admit the proposal seeking Voting Rights for former Members of Parliament in the party.
He said the acceptance of the Constitutional Review Commission of the party makes it easier for delegates to follow suit.
Mr. Asamoah Boateng who himself is a former Member of Parliament for Mfantseman constituency noted that for the huge contribution made by the former MPs, admitting them into the party’s electoral College should not be any difficult hurdle.
Sharing his expectations ahead of the 2021 National Conference of the party with The Gister, the aspiring National Chairman said their addition to the Electoral College would show the former MPs that their numerous sacrifices did not go waste.
“It should not be seen to be too far-fetched for the party to admit members who have contributed their quota to the administration of the party, to the Electoral College,” he said.
Mr. Asamoah Boateng who is affectionately called Asabee also pleaded with all party members to see the upcoming National Conference as an opportune time to iron out all differences they have with others.
“This is also an opportune time for members to settle every differences they have with other party members. We must not go into the 2024 General Elections as a divided family but as a United and strong family seeking to retain power.”
“Harboring differences, bitterness and hatred among ourselves will only damage the party and ultimately embarrass us in 2024, so why would anyone want to do the party this harm,” he insisted.
Asabee said “I would be one of the happiest men on earth if these expectations of mine are met at the National Conference this weekend.”
Even though he is the one highly tipped by political watchers to win the upcoming National Chairmanship race, Asabee told The Gister that it is too early for anyone to conclude, however adding that “I have however seen how my message has gone deep down, and how the people are yearning for me, I’ll still continue working hard and keep telling them about my vision for our great party.”
Asabee who will be leaving office as Director-General of State Interest Governance Authority (SIGA) this Friday, will be joining thousands of party delegates at its National Conference in Kumasi on Saturday.The man has won loads of admiration for leaving SIGA, his brainchild, when the applause is loudest.
His numerous achievements at SIGA, according to some party members, testify to his ability to steer affairs of the party to a victorious 2024. By James Appiakorang