Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful, has ended his tour of some diaspora chapters of the party, reiterating his agenda to rejuvenate the party’s base.
“The grassroot is the livewire of the party and that’s my focus. I want to cure the disconnect.
The party and government belong to them and they must own and feel part of it.
“My mission is to rejuvenate our political base and inspire hope in the youth of our country,” he said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency after the tour. Mr Agyepong’s tour took him to the Los Angeles, Atlanta, Worcester and Charlotte chapters in the USA.
He said for the party to win a historic third term, the base had to be reignited and re-energised, saying, “the party’s victory should be a victory for the grassroots and not a select few”.
Mr Agyepong reiterated his view that it was time for a “new dawn” where everybody was brought on board in governance for the good of the NPP and the country.
He said it is critical to unite the party and use the Jehovah Witness’ soul winning strategy to canvas for votes for the NPP towards the 2024 general election.
“It is time to do things right. We’ve come very far. Let’s redefine our grassroots. Let’s bring them onboard and they must be onboard during the campaign time, election time and part of governance. The time of use and dump is gone.
No more should our people be abandoned at the rendezvous of victory,” he stressed. Mr Agyepong said he was offering himself anchored in the belief that he “humbly” had the skills set to lead the NPP to bring transformation to all sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
“For me, it is not all about becoming the president, but my passion for the transformation of our dear nation is very profound. Where we are as a country now, needs a new thinking, new ideas and a new direction. In fact, our very understanding of party politics and public service must be looked at again,” he said.
Mr Agyepong said Ghana needed a “compassionate and selfless” leader and that he was that nation builder ready to work with the masses to provide a “new dawn” and transform the country and its citizens. — GNA