Boakye Agyarko, a former energy minister and New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, has noted that the elephant family has lost its actual love.
He claims that when the NPP is in power, hostility and division worsen and become serious issues within the party.
We are closer as a group while we are in opposition, but when we are in power, we become more divided. He revealed this over live radio.
He also stated that the party is now dealing with a number of issues that must be handled before the 2024 general election, in which the NPP is attempting to win eight of the thirteen seats.
The former energy minister emphasised that “there are a lot of issues in our party, we don’t love ourselves as we are supposed to” during an interview on Kumasi-based Hello FM that GHBREAKINGNEWS.com was listening to.
Mr. Agyarko, who is vying for the NPP’s delegates’ approval to serve as the party’s flagbearer for the general election in 2024, pledged to make maintaining unity a key priority because, without it, doing so would be challenging.
Mr. Boakye Agyarko quoted from a party paper that was published back in 2017 and said that according to the data that the party has at its disposal, “when we are in opposition we become one but immediately we get power, then everyone takes his path.”
The NPP will hold its presidential primary elections on November 4, 2023, to choose a candidate to represent the party in the 2024 general elections.
The vetting committee, which is directed by Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, last week cleared all 10 candidates for president who submitted their nomination paperwork for the special Electoral College election.
The 10 candidates are Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Joe Ghartey, Francis Addai-Nimoh, Kwadwo Poku, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Boakye Agyarko, Kofi Konadu Apraku, Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku.
Boakye Agarko is one more. Joe Ghartey, Dr. Konadu Apreku, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, and Addai-Nimoh Francis.