The New Patriotic Party (NPP) needs a team that will prevent the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) from dictating the pace as far as debates on major national and governance issues are concerned, Stephen Ntim, an aspiring National Chairman of the NPP, has said.
According to him, when he becomes the next chairman, he will ensure that all government and party communicators are well resourced with research materials to enable them explain government policies and other national issues to Ghanaians.
The NPP will be electing new national executives who will steer affairs of the party for the next four years in Koforidua, on 7 July.
Mr Ntim, who is contesting against Alhaji Short and Freddie Blay said at the launch of his campaign at the International Press Centre in Accra on Tuesday, 15 May that: “The NPP must assume the leading role as a party in power, by disallowing the NDC from dictating the pace on major national issues. Our Communication and Research outfits must be revamped and resourced enough to play this unique commanding role. A party in government must not allow the opposition to dictate to us. This must stop, period!
“Our Nasara, Women, Tescon, and Youth wings must also be organised properly to discharge their mandates as expected. Ladies and gentlemen, Stephen Ntim is poised to do just that.”
He added: “The unwritten tradition, the unwritten constitution of this party of rewarding loyalty, commitment, dedication, long service and hard work, must be seen to be working at all times. By virtue of these unique values, we have been able to reward others in the past. If we, as a party still cherish and respect this tradition, then the same must be applied to Stephen Ntim.
“From all indications, the grassroots are not merely chanting ‘TIME ASO’, but they also know that Stephen Ntim has the competence to lead the party. I have done it before as the former National first Vice Chairman, and, therefore, very prepared to be given the chance to serve this great party in the capacity of national chairman. It is my solemn plea that the delegates grant me the opportunity to lead the party come 7 July 2018.”