He said this is first time a farmer is contesting to lead the governing party into a general election and it will be prudent for delegates to choose him.
Vote for me to lead the NPP and Ghana because I’m a farmer – Dr. Afriyie Akoto
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged delegates of the party to endorse him to lead them into the 2024 general elections.
The former minister of Food and Agriculture argued that if the nation chooses a candidate with experience in agriculture, it would be simple for the economy to turn around for good.
Speaking in an interview on Peace FM in Accra, Dr. Afriyie Akoto asked the NPP and Ghanaians to consider his successes in the agric sector and entrust the affairs of the country into his care.
“You see, we have such hardship amongst the people, and there’s no need for that, given the endowment that this country has, I am proposing the path to relieve all of us from such hardship when the opportunity is opened.
“…and when Ghanaians give me the nod to lead, I will make sure that I eliminate hardships in the country through agriculture and there are so many ways I can do that even with that short space that we’re talking about, so I’m keen to produce results.
“… this is the first time a farmer is contesting to bear the flag of the NPP and also to become the president of Ghana. We had lawyers and all kinds of professionals, that’s why I’m stressing about the benefits that the farmers have enjoyed in my six years of administration in the ministry.
“…so, if we’re about to vote they should remember Afriyie Akoto because I’m coming for them, that’s why I have stopped my work with the government and coming to support them,” he said.
He continued by saying that due to his success in the agricultural sector, he has earned the confidence of many Ghanaians of which the majority are farmers.
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