A former Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Isaac Osei, has vehemently denied reports that he resigned from his former position to contest for the presidency in the 2020 general elections.
” I have not nurtured that ambition to contest the presidency or contest President Nana Akufo-Addo in the New Patriotic Party presidential primary by forming my own party ahead of the December polls and I urge the citizenry to discard the notion,” he insisted.
There have been media reports suggesting that Mr Osei was lacing his boots to either challenge President Nana Akufo-Addo in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential primary or form his own party ahead of the polls.
Mr Osei, the former Member of Parliament for Subin in the Ashanti Region quizzed “how do I contest the leader of the political party that I belong to? I have full confidence in President Nana Akufo-Addo, I know he is going to win the 2020 elections and I will not be a contestant in the upcoming NPP presidential primary.
“When I read that story I passed it as some tomfoolery or little minds but it could also be a political agenda but I did that on a matter of principle and was not forced out, unfortunately the media suggested all manner of issues but I wasn’t pushed out, I resigned on a matter of principle, I spoke to the president, my board, and my minister and that’s what it is,” he posited.
“I cannot understand where that was coming from, some issues are too cheap for the politics of our country, I believe firmly in the principles of the NPP, I have been a member since 1992, I’m not about to stop and will never quit the party to go and form a party or join any other party in this country because, in my view, it is the best party for the governance of this country,” Mr Osei touted. -citinewsroom.com