Kumasi, Aug 26, GNA – A former national
officer of the United Front Party (UFP), Mr. Kwaku Antwi Owusu, has announced
his decision to contest the coming presidential election as an independent
He said he was the right man to unite and lead
the nation to prosperity.
Ghana, he claimed, was facing leadership
crisis and required a strong, selfless and disciplined leader, who would put
the common good above any other consideration and interest.
He told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that it
was time voters looked beyond the two main political parties, which had
governed throughout the fourth republic and went in for a candidate not aligned
to either of them.
The wisdom in this, he said, was that such a
person would have the free hand to operate and be saved the pressure by party
Mr. Owusu, who is the Executive Director of
Ako Verde International, an NGO, promised to form an all-inclusive government –
to competently tackle the economic challenges.
He said education and agriculture would be
made the key priority on his government’s development agenda.
He indicated that he was in for serious
business and not to seek attention, saying, he had toured all constituencies
across the country and was amazed at the enthusiastic support of the people.
Mr. Owusu was a former Ashanti Regional
Chairman of the UFP and later, elected the flagbearer of the party at its
national congress held at Cape Coast to replace Mr. Akwasi Addai, alias
‘Odike”, who it had sacked.
There was drama when he attempted to file his
nomination to contest the presidential polls as the ousted Mr. Addai had gone
before him to give out his filled out forms to the Electoral Commission (EC)
before he could present his.