Dan Botwe expresses confidence of winning NPP primaries
Dan Botwe expresses confidence of winning NPP primaries Website
Sunyani, Oct 20, GNA - Mr Dan Botwe, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential aspirant has described himself as the most credible and politically matured person to lead the Party to a resounding victory in elections next year. He held that since 1981, he had been active in the workings of government with a wealth of experience "that one needs to possess to lead the country into prosperity". "We're looking for leadership with integrity, a result-oriented personality who can harness the talents and natural resources of the country for the benefit of all Ghanaians and I believe I have prepared myself well for the leadership", Mr Botwe told newsmen in Sunyani after a second campaign tour of the Brong Ahafo region. Mr Botwe said he believed in "service to the people" and he had amply demonstrated that throughout his 25 years in politics and he was ready to continue to offer selfless leadership. "Politics is all about an improvement in the lives of the people and I have the passion to achieve", he said, adding that he was the longest serving and fully active member of the New Patriotic Party". He said his tenure as General Secretary of the Party in opposition and later in power had moulded him with a good insight into the workings of government. "(So) in making the choice, it should be Dan Botwe". Mr Botwe, who was the NPP General Secretary when the Party beat its main rival National Democratic Congress (NDC) in elections in 2001 and 2004, emphasized that he still kept faith with the foot soldiers. "The strategies are there, the enthusiasm is still there and no matter the disillusionment among them (foot soldiers), they are still with me and ready to go with me to inflict another decisive victory over the NDC in 2008", Mr. Botwe said. He stressed that the NPP needed a leader who would amply prosecute its manifesto in government, someone who had kept faith with its tradition and a champion of its cause, "and the delegates know I am, so can entrust the progress of the Party and the country in my hands".