A contestant of the New Patriotic PartyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chairmanship slot Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has declared he
is the Ã¢â‚¬Å“master driver to take the NPP to the Jubilee House.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The former tourism and Information Minister is banking is hope on his vast experience in GhanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s political landscape and track record which spans over a period of 30 years to win the position.
He is competing for the slot with four other party stalwarts; Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby, Mr Felix Owusu Agyapong, Mr Stephen Ntim, and Sammy Crabbe.
Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey told Myjoyonline.com that Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ghana needs NPP in government,Ã¢â‚¬Â and he is the best person who Ã¢â‚¬Å“knows the way from opposition to government.Ã¢â‚¬Â
He touted his marketing and communication credentials which he noted won political victories to the NPP in the 2000 and 2004 elections.
As part of a short term vision if he wins the election, Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey pledged to unify the party behind the flagbearer and the parliamentary candidates in the 2012 elections.
He also promised to imbibe professionalism in the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s activities by training, resourcing and motivating party members.
In the long term, he said he would take a position in government to deepen the synergy and working relationship between the party and government.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I will work in the party to make it the natural party of government,Ã¢â‚¬Â he noted.
Story by Nathan Gadugah