I intend to contest NPP’s chairmanship race-Asabee
The Director-General of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA), Stephen Asamoah Boateng, has expressed interest in contesting the position of national chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, his decision to contest is in the best interest of the party and the country.
“Yes, I intend to contest. Whether it is by my performance and the performance of SIGA, let’s wait when the time comes, you’ll hear about why I’m in there. It is important to Ghana and it is important to the NPP,” he said on Tuesday.
Known as Asabee, he intends to fix the “disconnect” that causes political parties to lose an election.
“I am a political animal. I (noticed when I) was 18-years-old and I understand that when you got good leadership of any organization, either a country or a party, you have the strength to advance your objectives.
“My party is a very solid, intellectual and a mass organization that has people from all manner of places. But sometimes, when you come to government, there is a disconnect and I have noticed a disconnect and it happened to us when we were in government and we lost.
“The same thing with the NDC, there is a disconnect, they lost. It is your own party people that sometimes talk you down and I have noticed that, so why should I sit down for that disconnect to happen and 2024, we go down.”
He further pledged to bring whole new energy and the experience he gathered during his service to the country as the former Information Minister and Mfantseman West MP if given the mandate.
“I am bringing energy, motivation and excitement with my experience of local government from the Information Ministry, Environment Ministry, Tourism Ministry, having been a Member of Parliament, now working in the corporate environment turning companies around.
“So let’s wait till that time, and it is not mine to decide. The people out there, the party people, they know me.”
He was speaking on Accra based Joy News.