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I’ll win the Nov. 4 NPP presidential primary -Afriyie Akoto


Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a flagbearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), predicts victory in the election, which is set for November 4, 2023.

In support of the assertion, Dr. Akoto pointed out that, given the vision he has so far expressed, he is the only candidate who has made it clear how he intends to diversify Ghana’s agricultural sector through policies and programs in order to revive the country’s economy and free Ghanaians from the ongoing hardships they face.


Dr. Akoto said he is Ghana’s hope for the future in a conversation with a cross-section of the Ghanaian media on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at his campaign office after finishing third (3rd) on the ballot in the NPP presidential primary scheduled for November 4. He urged the delegates to disregard the intimidation and undue influences that the other aspirants are using and join him in droves.

“I am more energized than ever before to bear the flag of the NPP and go on to win power for the party. If you look at all the candidates contesting the NPP flagbearer position, who has a better message than mine? My vision for the NPP and that for Ghana inspires hope, and that is why hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians are urging me to go all out and fight until I win power for them. I can’t disappoint them”, he noted.

He added, “I am Ghana’s hope. I have already laid out the broader picture of my vision. As the campaign progresses, a lot of Ghanaians have assured me of their support, and I ain’t backing down”.

He claimed that all he needs from the NPP’s leadership is a level playing field so that all of the candidates may demonstrate their strengths to Ghanaians so they can make educated choices.

“We were five going into the November 4 polls, but one has backed down. An impression has been created that the party machinery is skewing things to favor a particular candidate. The party’s leadership must create a free environment devoid of intimidation to allow delegates of our great NPP to decide who should lead the party going into the 2024 election. With that, it is easier to close our ranks, come together, and support whoever won the primary,” he averred.

Dr. Akoto, a former two-term Member of Parliament (MP), shocked many political analysts and pollsters by finishing fourth in the NPP Special Delegates Conference on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

He is anticipated to step up his campaign in the coming weeks as he rethinks his strategy in preparation for the NPP “showdown” on November 4.

The widely reported elections are likely to see the participation of more than 200,000 party delegates.

According to sources close to his campaign team, Dr. Akoto, who has over 18 years of experience working in UN systems, has targeted more than half of the votes of the delegates who will choose the NPP’s leader moving into the general elections in 2024.



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