PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY MR. FRED AMANKWAH-SARFO, ASPIRING NPP NATIONAL CHAIRMAN ON THURSDAY 10TH MAY, 2018 AT THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS, ASYLUM DOWN, ACCRA
Excellent morning Ladies and Gentlemen of the media fraternity. I appreciate your response to this press conference even at such a short notice.
In 2017, I declared my intention to contest and win the National Chairmanship of the New Patriotic Party in our upcoming National Delegates Conference. I was, and still convinced
that, as a political party, we have what it takes to modernize the NPP.
I have since engaged major stakeholders across the country. I have been humbled by the
warm reception from the members of the National Council of Elders, Ministers of State,
Members of Parliament, Patrons of our party, Regional and Constituency executives. My team and I are most grateful to each and every one.
We have espoused a three-point agenda of Harmony, Development and Reward as we consolidate our gains for 2020 and beyond. To realize this vision, we intended to submit for the party’s consideration, proposals concerning the following issues:
1. Building a New Ultra-modern National Headquarters for the party.
2. Building and refurbishing regional and constituency offices across the country.
3. Paying end-of-service benefits (Ex-Gratia) to all outgoing party executives.
4. Instituting an annual reward scheme to honor hardworking members of our party.
5. Empower our party youth through an entrepreneurial and business development training schemes at various constituencies.
These proposed areas continue to drive our campaign across the country for the National
However, we have sought advice and listened to good counsel. We have assessed our chances to this point and decided to graciously bow out of the contest,
agreeing with John Ortberg that
“Prudence is foresight and far-sightedness; and the ability to make immediate decisions on the basis of their longer-range effects”.
I want to wish all aspirants God’s blessings and to urge them to be circumspect and
mindful of the supreme interest of the party. We are reminded of Article 3D of our party’s
I extend best wishes to my senior colleagues and contestants Mr. Freddy Blay (Acting National Chairman), Mr. Stephen Ntim and Alhaji Abubakari Rahman (Alhaji Short) as they file to contest; and I urge all to conduct their campaign in a most decent manner, devoid of conduct the is likely to mar the relative peace the party is enjoying now.
As a party in government, we need harmony to be able to support the government of H.E.
Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo as he leads the charge for extensive socioeconomic development of our country. Like many Ghanaians, I am convinced that the New Patriotic Party has the best policies and programs to transform the fortunes of Ghana.
To achieve this objective, the NPP needs to win the 2020 election and subsequent elections to prevent the create-loot-and-share brigade from coming back in the foreseeable future. I will continue to lend my support to the party and the government as we implement the agenda to modernize the NPP.
My sincerest gratitude to H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, H.E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, H.E. John Agyekum Kuffour, Mr. C.K. Tedam and the National Council of Elders, Hon Akosua Frema Osei Opare (Chief of Staff), Ag. Chairman Freddy Blay and members of the NPP National Executive Committee, Regional and Constituency Executives for their support, counsel and solidarity shown me on this journey so far.
I will continue to count on your support.
My gratitude also goes to members of my team, the FASTeam, regional and constituency coordinators and members of Critical Thinkers International for your steadfastness.
Your hard work and dedication will continue to inspire us all.
My profound gratitude to the media for the cooperation.
Thank you so much for granting me audience.
May God bless us all.
Live NPP Long Live Ghana
Kukrudu Eshie Rado Rado Rado
NPP National Chairman Hopeful, 2018
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