A former Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko has declared his intention to contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership race.
He said he has served the party faithfully, loyally and hard for which reason stands a better chance of leading the NPP in Election 2024 as a presidential candidate to “Break the 8” year jinx between the NPP and NDC.
According to Mr Agyarko, he is fit for purpose and resolved to put himself up to be elected by the party delegates.
The NPP stalwart once again reiterated his dream to lead the party on a Kumasi-based OTEC FM’s breakfast show dubbed “Nyansapo” on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
The one-time contestant in the party’s flagbearership race in 2008 said his faithfulness and loyalty to the party are unquestionable, adding that he will practically lead the party to yet another unprecedented victory should party delegates give him the nod.
Mr Boakye Agyarko told the programme’s host Captain Koda that, he has enough experience and qualities to break the eight year electoral circle between the NPP and NDC.
Boakye Agyarko disclosed that the reason for which he left his base in the United States of America to politics in Ghana was to contribute to the development of the country.
“It was the presidential race of 2007 that brought me back from the US. I left the US to participate in our politics and in fact, I was a participant in our politics before the unfortunate incident of June 1983 sent me into exile. I was in exile for 18 years. I never quit politics and will never quit politics because public service is my first passion. When the time comes, it shall be made known,” he said.
He however encouraged all members of the NPP to focus on helping Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo deliver a successful second term.
Boakye Agyarko admonished that the failure of the NPP government will have a devastating effect on Ghana’s democracy hence the need for all members of the party to join forces to ensure a successful final term for the President.
“In 2008, I was a contestant, one of the 17. I stayed to pay my dues. I consider myself fit for purpose and so I will not resale from that ambition or that objective. But at the end of the day it is for the grassroots to decide,” he added.
Mr. Agyarko has since the commencement of the party’s annual regional delegate’s conference been involved in the process.
The former Campaign Manager of the NPP has already participated in three regional conferences; Savanah Region, Upper West and Upper East.
Sources say, his involvement in the process is to energize his base ahead of the crucial flagbearership race.