The former First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye has officially put to rest the rumour as to whether he will contest the New Patriotic Party (NPP) national chairmanship position or not.
Below is a full statement issued by his special aide, Ernest Twum in Accra yesterday;
About the picking of forms to contest the National Elections for NPP Chair, a group of party members, Members of Parliament and other well meaning people went for nomination forms for Prof. Mike Oquaye to contest as National Chairman of the NPP.
At that material stage, the Professor was not aware of the move.
Later, the relevant persons met him in his home and explained that they represented a large number of Party loyalists who were strongly concerned about various on-goings in the party, which had attracted media attention and felt it was necessary for him to come to the rescue by becoming the next Party Chairman.
Prof. Oquaye has taken the firm position that he is NOT going to contest for Party Chairman. And that he is going to use his good offices as Member of National Council of Elders and Member of the National Council of the NPP to advice, caution, broker peace and direct in any way to help steer the Party in the right direction.
He will help whoever emerges as winner in the ensuing contest, advice and work closely with him to secure victory in Election 2016.
He seizes this opportunity to plead with all party members to keep their eyes on the ball for Election 2016.
For and on behalf of
Prof Mike Oquaye
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