Boye Leads Accra NPP Race
Even before the ruling New Patriotic Party holds it Regional Delegates Congress between April 21 and 24 to elect its regional executives across the country, the grounds seem to favour Alfred Boye, the Acting Regional Chairman of the party.
He has been largely tipped to win the seat hands down sixteen months after the NPP won the 2016 general elections.
So far four people at the close of nomination have filed to contest the chairmanship position in Greater Accra region with the Acting Regional Chairman Boye tipped to win the contest.
Other three contestants trailing Boye are Messrs. Divine Agatumi, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Water, Former Ayawaso West Wougon MP, Isaac George Amo and Archibald Cobbina – the current Greater Accra Regional Organizer and also the Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).
Mr. Boye is considered by party delegates and followers in the Region as the most experienced candidate among the aspirants vying for the chairmanship position ahead of the 2020 general elections.
About 80 percent of the 21 NPP Members of Parliament in the Region according to reports have also endorsed Boye to become the party’s substantive regional chairman.
Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, Deputy Minister of Transport and MP for Tema East is reported to have stated that Mr. Boye, is one of the stalwarts who used their businesses and intellectual skills to raise funds for the party during the 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections.
He said Boye’s election as Greater Accra Regional NPP chairman will help increase the party’s parliamentary majority and retain Nana Akufo-Addo in power in the 2020 general election.
Captain Biko a member of the Boye Campaign Team said their candidate is the right person for the position.
“He started as a ward chairman of the party in the Ledzokuku Constituency, he was a polling agent in the 2000 elections that brought the party to power, he was elected first Vice Chairman of Ledzokuku constituency unopposed”
Captain Biko added: “he went on to become the constituency chairman for two conservative terms before becoming the first Vice Chairman of Greater Accra, so when one boasts of being a grassroot person no one compares with Alfred Boye.”
In the view of Biko, Boye is better poised to address the challenges of the party in terms of networking coupled with his relevant experience.
Biko is sure Boye is the only one who has passed through the ranks successfully and that he is the only one who understands the plight of the grassroots.