Politics of Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, an aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, has said he was more than mature to lead the party to win power in 2016.
Dr Apraku, a minister in the erstwhile Kufuor Administration, said this when he addressed constituency and other executives of the party to canvas for votes in the upcoming Super Congress of NPP to select five out of seven aspirants.
He said it was time for the NPP to win power since Ghanaians would not forgive NPP if they failed to rescue them from the economic mess created by NDC government.
Dr. Apraku said the delegates were managers and owners of the party and they could decide to vote massively for him in the National Delegate Congress slated for December to become flag bearer.
He said unity was the ultimate goal that would assist the NPP to win power in 2016, adding that he had no faction in the party and would continue to remain neutral to promote peace and stability.
Dr. Apraku said it was time for the party to adopt a new procedure to select parliamentary candidates to avoid “skirt and blouse” voting.
He said out of 23 parliamentary seats in the Central Region, NPP won only seven in the 2012 election, adding that this happened because of outmoded selection used that created confusion and disunity among members.