New Patriotic Party’s Communications Director Expresses Confidence in Flagbearer Aspirants’ Leadership Abilities

Richard Ahiagbah, the Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has expressed confidence in the leadership abilities of the ten flagbearer aspirants in the upcoming presidential primaries. According to Ahiagbah, any of the ten candidates who emerge as the party’s flagbearer will be a better leader compared to the opposition.

During an interview on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Ahiagbah stated that each of the flagbearer hopefuls possesses the necessary qualifications and experience to lead the country, especially when compared to the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He emphasized that historically, NPP delegates have consistently made the right choices when electing leaders, leading him to be optimistic about the outcome of the upcoming primaries.

“One thing I know is that any one of these ten individuals will be better than the NDC’s alternative,” Ahiagbah affirmed.

As the NPP prepares for its presidential primaries, the party is focused on selecting a strong and capable leader who can effectively lead the country. Ahiagbah’s remarks highlight the party’s confidence in the abilities of its flagbearer aspirants and their potential to provide strong leadership for the NPP and the nation as a whole.

“Even in that limited space the number that is going to vote will still exercise democracy, it’s a choice and they have the responsibility to reflect the spirit of the party. We want this candidate or that candidate.

“I believe truly and honestly that our party has the spirit and that spirit will always determine the right candidate to come forth to lead or party,” he told host, Samson Lardy Anyenini.

His comments were a rebuttal to the former Deputy Minister of Communication in the Mahama-led administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu’s claims that the process of electing a flagbearer for the party was complicated.

According to the NPP, the names of the qualified aspirants will be published by July 21 followed by balloting on July 24, 2023.

The first notice of poll will be July 25. If the qualified candidates exceed five, a special electoral college will be held on August 26, 2023 to reduce the number to five.

The first balloting of the final five qualified candidates will take place on August 28 with the final notice of poll on August 31 and the national congress will elect a flagbearer on November 4, in the event of a run-off, it will be held on November 11, 2023.

This process, Mr Ofosu said could have been simplified.

However, Richard Ahiagba believes the process is clear and devoid of biases since each representative has equal opportunities to convince the delegates on why they should represent the party in the national elections, come 2024.

“The process of opening it up, I think it is fair, that an incident of democracy we should do that but the present scenario, what we have is what we are working with so the electoral college will decide and prune it down and we go further

“And so the conversation we are having is trying to position our party for success in 2024. We are determined to win the 2024 elections,” he added.

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