Friday, October 23, 2009


A FORMER Member of Parliament for Berekum, Captain Nkrabea Effah-Darteh (retd) says his chances of winning the general secretary position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) keep increasing by the day. 
After visiting Kumasi at the weekend to meet party members as part of his campaign strategies, Capt. Effah-Darteh said: “I am more than convinced that I will win the position”.
“The reception and promises from the party leaders and members were good and I know this will translate into votes at the national delegates congress,” he told the Daily Graphic.
He said the Ashanti Region was strategic to his aspirations and promised that he would lead by example when voted into office.
He said the NPP needed a new direction from the top and that he would offer that from the position of general secretary when voted into office.
The former MP, therefore, urged delegates to the future national delegates congress to vote massively for him.
Capt. Effah-Darteh said even though the NPP had abundant talents, he believed he had what it took to lead the party from its position to win back power in 2012.
The former MP urged the party’s members to close their ranks and work towards unseating the NDC in the next elections.
“We should not fight among ourselves when we have a battle ahead of us in 2012,” he said.
Capt. Effah-Darteh stated that he did not believe that there were any serious divisions in the party as was being suggested in some circles.
He said the fact that some party members were backing one leader or another in the contest for positions did not mean the party was in crisis.
Capt. Effah-Darteh challenged the party members to prove to the opponents of the NPP that “we are united behind the party”.
He said his meeting with members of TESCON on the Kumasi Campus of the University of Education, Winneba, suggested that the youth would be behind a general secretary who had the wherewithal to galvanise the forces to march to victory.
“And that person is Captain Effah-Darteh, who is no stranger to NPP politics,” he added.

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