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Opinions of Sunday, 20 September 2009

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

The Next NPP Chairman- Ntim

The next NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman who will lead the National Executive Board for 2012 general elections; the one who will haul up the image of UP tradition and helped the party to choose credible honest and visionary leader; the one who can lead the party to regain the power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2012 is Stephen Ntim.

The NPP chairmanship position is not like any ordinary position where the party will choose a sycophant like Mac Manu and his criminal counterpart Lord commey to handle the affairs of this great institution. We all should remember the UP tradition was built with a great deal of bloodshed from our great ancestors who believed in democratic principles and the rule of law. Stephen Ntim is the currently one of the most respected and distinguished individuals with great credentials and the experience to lead this organization.

As a private citizen Stephen Ntim was a great businessman in a company; he established and employed many Ghanaians. As a senior member of NPP in Brong Ahafo, he was the one who handled the domestic issues pertaining to NPP. Stephen Ntim will fulfill all the promises and rectify the needs of NPP foot soldiers across the country; promises which were not able to be carried out by this egocentric chairman and impudent National Organizer. Stephen Ntim is voice for the voiceless. He will not allow these aforementioned individuals who have the nerves to treat the foot soldiers as outcaste and second-class citizens within their own party that bring about the defeat of NPP in 2008 to happen again in 2012 Recently, Mac Manu and his National organizer Lord Commey think they can implement some idiotic policies within the NPP before leaving office in December 2009.Stephen Ntim will never allow these feeble-minded police to fly in his administration. He will not tolerate the constituency chairman and second Vice chairman to engage in enticement as Peter Mac Manu and Lord Commey did during the 2008 general elections. I was in Akosombo Conducting an investigation on NPP delegates on choosing the party chairmanship in the upcoming conference. These members were angry. When Akufo Addo and his supporters chant and proclaim, “We are taking back our party” they think they are above reproach within the NPP party. As a result of such behavior from Akufo Addo and Dan Kwaku Botwe they are making sure such nonsense will not occur with the party with Stephen Ntim era. They believe!! They believe!!! Ntim is the one

Stephen Ntim is a charismatic individual who will defend NPP against NDC resentment on their name calling for his party as “Akans party”, which has been encoded by Jerry John Rawlings and his trabalistic followers in the country. Ntim will withstand NDCs tribal and ethnic politics that they played against NPP for all this years. Ghanaians knows Ntim is a man of conviction, a man of integrity a man who will defend the party from the NDCs nefarious propaganda. Nananom, ladies and Gentleman Ntim leadership as NPP chairman will lift the image of the UP tradition as S.D Dombo did during the 1960s and 1970s. This will create a grate unity within the tradition. The essence of Ntim appointments will not exacerbate tension in choosing a credible leadership for the 2012 general elections but it will negate the confusion that was created by Mac Manu, Lord Commey, Dan Botwe and Akufo Addo. This is huge for the next generation to follow this procedure in appointing a great leader who will always lead the institution to successful elections. Henceforth, the majority of Ghanaians who are members of the UP tradition will now realize that the chairmanship of NPP is the most vital position to its members across the nation and outside. I therefore join many NPP/UP/PFP members across the country to endorse Mr. Stephen Ntim as the next NPP chairman. Gods bless all Ghanaians and UP tradition.

From: Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)