The former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John has announced he is ready to contest the position again "should there be an overwhelming call on him from the party supporters."
He said he is committed to the NPP’s course and would readily avail himself for service whenever he’s needed.
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Sir John, now the Chief Executive Office of Forestry Commission, was defeated by the suspended General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong during a keenly contested election at the party’s congress in 2014.
The National Organizer John Boadu currently doubles as the Acting General Secretary as Kwabena Agyapong remains on indefinite suspension.
The former General Secretary speaking on Accra-based Kasapa FM, stated that though he remains focused on his current job at the Forestry Commission, he can’t disappoint party supporters if the call for his return to the General Secretary position is intense.
"If there’s a general crave for me to be General Secretary, then I’ll have no option than to satisfy the wish of the party members. I’ll accept the challenge and ensure that Nana Akufo completes his second term by which time his vision for Ghana would have been realized. Doing party work is a great service and I’ll continue to render invaluable service to the NPP at all times in whatever capacity I find myself."
Meanwhile, some political watchers anticipate that John Boadu will contest for the General Secretary’s position during the NPP’s next congress after successfully leading the party to capture power from the NDC party in the 2016 general elections.
Reports also suggest that the Deputy General Secretary Nana Obiri Boahen is also nurturing the ambition to move higher from deputy to substantive General Secretary of the NPP.