Former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey has hinted of his intentions to contest the NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairmanship Position if Polls are opened.
Speaking on the sidelines of some seeming pressure from party faithfuls, for him to lead the party in the 2024 elections as Chairman, Ishmael Ashitey, said, the decision to become a national chairman for the NPP is a long old project aimed at breaking the 8 years jinx that has characterized the governance system of the country.
According to him, though he is still consultation with party elders including the President, Nana Akufo-Addo and some financiers, his neutrality and openness with regards to leadership, will help the party go into the 2024 elections with a united front, irrespective of who becomes the party’s flagbearer.
He said his past record as Regional Chairman of the NPP which saw the party moving from 9 parliamentary seats to 21 seats under his reign, speaks much volume of his leadership abilities.
On plans to reorganize the party’s grassroot base and also retake parliamentary seats that were lost by the party in the 2020 elections, the three term MP for Tema East and a two term regional Chairman for the NPP said, there will a need for the party to take a critical look at the process in which polling station executives are selected or elected.
He also stressed on the need to create an enabling environment for all persons wishing to contest party positions to have a free and fair process, which will not made them feel cheated.
He believes the era whereby MPs are imposed on party members will be a thing of the past under his leadership.
Meanwhile some party executives of the NPP in the region have thrown their weight behind calls for the former Greater Accra Regional Minister to contest the National Chairmanship Position.
Party executives in the Tema East, Kpone Katamanso, Korley Klortey and Krowor constituencies in the Greater Accra region, have all thrown their support behind the Hon Ishmael Ashitey.