The 2024 elections will be a fiercely contested one due to the historical antecedents that tend to give every political party in Ghana at least 8 years in power.
Invariably, this election would be the second time the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) will compete for a continuous three term governance since its first attempt was truncated in the 2008 general elections. This will also be the second time the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) shall be seeking to recapture power using the 8 years argument to augment some of the party’s reasons.
In the NDC, what they are seeking to do is to equalize a truncated vision of a straight three terms in government tracing from the 2000 and the 2016 general elections. The NPP is also determined to set a new record under the fourth republic. The 2024 elections will, indeed, be a “battle for supremacy”.
On the lips of activists of the NPP across the country “breaking the 8” resonates, but whether it will be achieved depends on the leadership as we go into election 2024.
The nature of Election 2024 requires a strategic leadership that can spearhead the affairs of the party in a much better way.
That is why it behooves us as a party to choose between a strategic leader and a ceremonial manager. Among the individuals who have shown interest in contesting the party’s chairmanship position, I believe the one who has distinguished himself well and possesses strategic leadership traits is Stephen Ayesu Ntim.
Over the years Stephen Ntim has proven to be a strategic leader, and has proven that he has the qualities to help our great party to “Break the 8”. Ntim’s boldness and consistency are great attributes that can help any political organization, and he must be supported to do just that.
The task of leading and managing any political party are distinctly defined – a leader leads people; a manager manages a task. Some Managers control subordinates; a leader lends support.
The NPP needs a leader who can “lead us to strengthen our support base”. We do not need a manager who will micromanage the affairs of our party. We do not need a controlling leader, that is why we need to choose wisely.
The facts have been presented to us for scrutiny and to guide our decisions as supporters of this great tradition. Let us remind ourselves of our past , and what will be good for us in the future.
This is the best option before us as we prepare for a historic victory come 2024. For the 2024 elections, there is a Job to be done Not a position to be Occupied, that is why I choose Stephen Ayesu Ntim. May God bless us all and make party and country great and strong.