Mr. Boakye Agyarko, a former minister in charge of energy, has declared that he will run for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer position in 2023.
Boakye Agyarko has declared his intentions amid rumors that a few well-known individuals are going to compete for the top spot.
“Even if one person is contesting for NPP flagbearership slot, it should be me” Mr Agyarko stated.
“I made a categorical statement. No questions about it. I will contest in the 2023 primaries,” the former Energy Minister told Prince Nii Ade (Dr Cash) of Otec FM in an interview.
When asked how confident he is following his unsuccessful run for the NPP’s flagbearership in 2008, Mr. Boakye Agyarko emphasized that he is now more seasoned and will effectively market himself to delegates.
It is a distinct race.In 2008, I was still learning.Less than 5,000 people made up the electoral college in 2008.
Now that there are 205,000 electors, it’s a completely different game, the seasoned politician and politician stated.
Mr. Agyarko continued, “At the end of the day I will make my case to the electorates and it is up to them to decide my fate. I’m not going to dribble and dabble in what is in the past. For me, it’s totally unnecessary. It is the delegates who will make up their minds on my competence and the desirability to have me as their candidate.”
Mr. Agyarko asserted that he possesses the expertise necessary to “Break the 8”-year cycle of government between the NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Mr. Agyarko was one of the 17 candidates that ran for the NPP presidential nomination in 2007, but Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo easily defeated them.
He rejected the notion that losing his position as minister of energy will have an impact on his campaign.
“Who made the claim that a government employee’s tenure is set in stone?
Not you.To assume that you did not complete your term would be incorrect because only the president and his vice president are given terms; you serve at the president’s pleasure.
After serving as a minister for two weeks, the president may decide to terminate your appointment.Therefore, there is no set tenure.”
“At the end of the day, I will make my case to the electorate and it is up to them to decide my fate. I’m not going to dribble and dabble in what is in the past. For me it is totally unnecessary, it is the delegates who will make up their minds on my competence and the desirability to have me as their president.”
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