Tuesday, March 9, 2010


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumawu

A LEADING contestant to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional Secretary position, Mr J.K. Owusu Boakye, aka General Abito, has promised to use the enviable record of the Kufuor government as a working tool towards the 2012 elections if he is voted into office.
“I stand for publicising the NPP record of good governance and economic renaissance under ex-President Kufuor and I believe strongly that would help catapult the NPP to victory in 2012,” said.
Mr Owusu-Boakye stated this when he met delegates in the Afigya Sekyere West, Asante Akim North and Kumawu constituencies at separate events to solicit their support for the regional conference.
The conference, which was due for last Thursday, could not come off because the Kumasi High Court failed to lift the injunction put on it.
Mr Owusu-Boakye further indicated that he would focus on floating voters whose votes he said were crucial to winning any election in the country.
He said the NPP had a story to tell but how to tell is what is important.
“That is why I am seeking to become the regional secretary to put things in their right place,” he said.
The aspirant stated that the problem of the NPP was not about who leads the party for the next elections, “but for us as committed party followers to accept the role Mr Kufuor played to bring Ghana up on its feet and how to market this achievement”.
Besides, he said, the NPP should ensure that its structures work without which the party could not perform as expected.
He gave the assurance that when elected to office, he would ensure that all the 39 constituencies in the region were networked through information technology.
Again, the region would be divided into five zones with four campaign buses to work, using the media to showcase the NPP and what it stands to offer for Ghanaians when voted to power in 2012.
“I am sure the delegates would choose me and no one else at the conference,” he said.

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