One of the personalities who have expressed his desire to contest for the Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Frank Opoku Adjapong, has said he would turn the fortunes of the party around when given the nod.
He said the party lost the region in the 2008 general election and, therefore, he was the man with the appealing leadership qualities and strategies to win the region for the party in the 2012 general election.
According to Mr Adjapong who is also a Sunyani-based businessman, the other aspirants in the race were equally good to lead the party in the region but he was the best man to be at the forefront to help the party win the region and the 2012 election.
He said when given the nod, one of the things he would do is to promote the ideals of Danquah-Busia, especially that of the late Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia, who was the Prime Minister of the Second Republic and also an illustrious son of the region.
That, he said, would make everyone in the region accept the party and also make it more attractive, since the party machinery in the region failed to project the ideals of the Danquah-Busia tradition in the region, especially that of Prof. Busia; what he stood for, his beliefs, philosophy and what he did for the region and the nation as a whole.
Mr Adjapong, who was interacting with newsmen in Sunyani on his ambitions said he had worked at the grass root level of the party for the past 20 years as well as a foot soldier and believed that this was the time for him to be at the forefront to bring his rich experience of being at the background to bear on the party’s fortunes and help it recapture power in the 2012 election.
He added that he was a man of innovation and creativity and, therefore, when given the chance he would use these attributes to champion the cause of the party in the region as well as ensure the party’s victory at the 2012 polls.
“I have what it takes to make the NPP very attractive, solid and thick in the region,” he added.
Mr Adjapong also said he was in the race to help eliminate the politics of hatred and vengeance which had eaten deep into the politics of the country and help change the notion that politics is a dirty game.
“After all politics is about bringing development and an improvement in the living conditions of the people and the fact that we have different ideologies and strategies to achieve the national goal does not make us enemies”, he stressed.
Mr Adjapong who is also a peace activist called on his other aspirants in the race to embark on a campaign devoid of insults and mudslinging since ‘we are all going into the contest for the common good of the party and the nation at large,” he added.