Former agriculture minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto says he is certain of gaining the party’s delegate mandate to lead it into the 2024 general elections.
The aspiring presidential candidate claims to have run a clean campaign free of insults, acrimony, vilification, and personal attacks.
In comparison to the three other presidential primary contenders, he claims to be the only one who has waged an issue-based campaign.
The NPP is poised to elect its flagbearer on Saturday, November 4, before the 2024 national elections.
Over 260,000 delegates are expected to vote in the presidential primary on Saturday, November 4, 2023 presidential primary.
Addressing a press conference to conclude his campaign, the former Agriculture Minister pledged to unite the party while appealing to delegates to vote for him.
“We have taken our campaign from the smallest hamlets to the biggest cities around the country, and we have ensured that our message reaches all 217,000 delegates. In the course of our interactions with the delegates, we have learned a lot about the needs and aspirations of our members on the ground, and these lessons will serve as the foundation for the reforms we intend to carry out if I am elected on Saturday.”
“Our monitoring and independent research confirm that victory is on the horizon, and the emerging trends in the mood of the delegates encourage me to make a passionate appeal to the undecided to vote for me on Saturday.”
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto further urged the delegates to remain steadfast and not be influenced by monetary incentives.
“Dear delegates, please look beyond any tempting one-off monetary enticements and think about the future of the party, your children, and grandchildren. Stand with me in the great UP tradition on Saturday. In this regard, the party is ensuring that all delegates can attend the voting centres to cast their votes without fear or intimidation.
“My appeal to you, delegates, at this stage, is that you should not be tempted by offers that may provide you with one-day relief but leave our party in the sand.
Think about the history and tradition of our party and the sacrifices of our forefathers, and vote for Akoto on Saturday.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana