The New Patriotic Party is yet to decide when to go to congress to elect its flagbearer for the 2008 presidential elections. What is certain is that the numerous presidential aspirants to the number one position of the party are expected to pay not less than ¢100 million as fees for the position.
Already a leading member of the party and presidential Aid Dr Kwame Amoako Tuffour has proposed 100 million cedis per an aspirant. According to the presidential aid, it is a very good avenue for more funds to be raised for the party, adding that, “the financial base of the party needs to be very strong to ensure the party's independence and survival.”
To Dr Tuffuor, these aspirants could raise this money themselves or through their numerous supporters and they should be in the position to contribute their quota financially to the party. The presidential aid who made this proposal at a press conference in Accra also intimated that, it is wrong for people to harbour the idea that the presidential aspirants are too many, observing that, it is the democratic right of anyone desirous of the presidency to present his or her candidature. Touching on the cabinet reshuffle, he indicated that, the president has the prerogative to choose, change and remove non performing ministers.
“If there should be changes, it should be soon, so that new ones can have enough time to perform and be able to help the people. A happy people create strong parties and strong parties create a good government. And a good government makes people happy” he underscored.