NPP warns aspirants to be measured in their utterances ahead the flagbearer elections
The Director of Elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Evans Nimako, has asked all the flagbearer aspirants to be measured in their utterances ahead of the internal elections scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 4.
So far, the campaign has been characterized by the throwing of salvos among the aspirants. Four people are competing to be the flagbearer of the NPP.
They are Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong, former Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Former Member of Parliament for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh.
Speaking on the Big Issue on TV3 Thursday, November 2, Mr Evans Nimako said among other things that “The aspirants should be measured in their utterances.”
One of the flagbearer hopeful Dr Afriyie Akoto earlier indicated that the internal election is not a make or break for the party.
Addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, November 1, the former Minister of Food and Agriculture stressed “The November 4 flagbearer elections is not a make or break for the party.” He had promised to set up an agricultural management team if he becomes president of Ghana.
Dr Afriyie Akoto explained that the agricultural management team will have the responsibility of ensuring adequate financial resources are allocated to agriculture.
In an earlier interview with TV3’s Keminni Amanor, he underscored the importance of agriculture in terms of its potential to transform the country.
“We should give it special attention by making sure that at least we reach the AU target of allocating 10 percent of our budget to agriculture. “To do that, I will set up an agricultural management team chaired by the Vice President and the Vice President will be presiding over the agricultural management team to ensure that the budget required for the transformation of agriculture will take place. And then, Ghana can reap the benefits.” The NPP will be going for the flagbearer elections on Saturday, November 4.