Former Foreign Affairs Minister and former Member of Parliament for Ejisu-Juaben Constituency, on the ticket of the NPP in the Ashanti Region, Akwasi Osei-Adjei has declared his intention to contest the party’s chairmanship.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Mr. Osei-Adjei said when nominations open for the NPP National Executives Elections slated for July 14 to16, this year, he will be in contention.
The aspiring NPP Chairman said, “to ‘break the 8’, it is imperative for the NPP to choose experienced and mature leaders with the requisite wisdom to go back to the tradition of the party and, resurrect the spirit of old and uphold the values of service, sacrifice, and reward of the great party.”
In preparation towards the 2024 general elections, the New Patriotic Party is currently organising elections for Polling Station Executives. The exercise, though fraught with shortage of nomination forms, is expected to be followed by National Executive elections in July.
Mr. Osei-Adjei therefore used the occasion to send his goodwill message to all Polling Station Executive aspirants.
The former lawmaker commended party stalwarts for their hard work in service to the NPP’s tradition, especially in the 2020 general election.
“It is an honour for me to say kudos to the ever-cherished gallant men and women of the New Patriotic Party for their hard work in service to our great tradition of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), towards our electoral victories, especially in the 2020 general elections. I truly believe that both executive and non-executive members deserve commendation and reward” he said.
Mr. Osei-Adjei vowed to empower the grassroots, strengthen internal democracy and foster consensus building within the party.
He further admonished party stalwarts to consciously unite the NPP to make it formidable and attractive for purposes of ‘breaking the 8’.
The former MP has risen through the ranks of political appointments. He was appointed as the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry in 2003.
He later became a substantive Minister for Foreign Affairs in July, 2007-2009. Some of the committees on which Mr. Osei-Adjei served include; House Appointment, Trade and Industry Tourism Communication Finance.
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