A former Minister under the Kufuor Administration, Stephen Asamoah Boateng (Asabee) has made his intention public to contest the National Chairmanship position of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Asamoah Boateng had earlier hinted in an interview in July 2021 of a possibility of running for the office, stating that consultations were ongoing.
Meanwhile, the former Tourism Minister has now firmed up the decision.
In an interview with the former Member of Parliament, he said his years of experience in many capacities and offices within the NPP makes him a better candidate for the position.
He also added that he wants to bring back love and discipline to the NPP.
During an interaction with the media at Kibi for the Eastern Regional NPP annual delegates’ conference, Mr. Asamoah Boateng made the following remarks:
“Everyone knows the level of energy in Asabee who will not sit in an office but will go down to the grounds. I am also somebody who can bridge the gap between the government and the party in the sense that I have been a minister and an MP before, an organizer of the party, and currently, I am also the head of corporate Ghana in government now, so I understand how to bridge the gap between the party and government.”
“I will not sit in the office, but go down to the grounds. The second point is that I am someone who can bridge the gap between the government and the party. This is because I have been a Minister, an MP, an organizer and I have been the head of Corporate Ghana in government now. So I understand both the wing of the party in Parliament and also on the grounds.” Asabee said
“So bridging that gap is something I can do. Then there is another thing that I want to highlight, thus bringing back the love and discipline in the party. If we have that, then it is easy to mobilize, easy to show love, and be accessible to the grassroots. We need to bring them on board and motivate them to move and that is the motivation I’m bringing on board“, he said.