Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, has urged delegates to vote judiciously in the presidential primaries.
He stated that any candidate who contributed to Ghana’s current economic decline should be rejected by delegates.
The former party general secretary emphasized the significance of selecting candidates who can effectively address the nation’s challenges.
“We must be honest enough to acknowledge that, despite successes in health, roads and infrastructure, tourism, and education, the Akufo-Addo administration has struggled to deliver on a number of fronts.
“Our party, the NPP, cannot afford to run those who brought us to this state in the 2024 elections and expect Ghanaians to embrace them. We need a new face, clean hands, and a leader to reconnect with our base and earn the trust of Ghanaians. I sincerely submit that I, Kwabena Agyepong, offer Ghana the opportunity for a new beginning.
“We initially stated that we are ending our reliance on Western aid. The slogan Ghana Beyond Aid ran with vigor from the Jubilee House, but today we recline on a stretcher in front of the International Monetary Fund.”
On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Agyepong made these statements at his campaign launch in Accra.
Alan Kyeremanten, a candidate for the NPP’s presidential nomination, has stated that, if elected, he will lead a government for the people and by the people.
Mr. Kyeremanten stated in a social media post, “I will run a government by the people, for the people, and of the people.”
Kyerematen resigned as Minister of Trades in January 2023 in order to pursue his presidential ambitions.