Kofi Ameyaw, a member of the Campaign Team of Stephen Ntim, a National Chairman aspirant of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as an insult, claims by contender and Acting National Chairman, Freddy Blay that he brought the NPP to power.
According to him, that assertion amounts to rubbishing the tireless effort by the grassroots supporters which resulted in the NDC party’s defeat in the 2016 general elections.
There have been calls from a section of the party members for Mr Blay to be elected as the substantive Chairman of the party after he led the NPP in acting position to wrestle power.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has sent a note to Mr. Stephen Ntim urging him to step down from contesting the party’s National Chairmanship position for Mr. Freddie Blay to go unopposed.
In the view of Wontumi, it will be suicidal for the party to change its winning team, insisting that it was through the tireless efforts of Mr. Blay and his able assistants that the NPP won power from the John Dramani Mahama-led NDC.
The vociferous NPP regional Chairman, added that Freddy Blay has suffered and therefore deserves the votes of the delegates of the party for the National Chairmanship position.
But, Kofi Ameyaw has strongly rejected that call saying several other individuals worked assiduously to win power for the NPP, adding that Mr Ntim’s contribution to the party’s victory is so huge and cannot be underestimated.
“If we’re talking about people who embarked on specific projects to help the NPP come to power, Stephen Ntim stands tall. He was the coordinator of the settler communities project that ensure that the NPP won some constituencies it had never won like the Prestea Huni Valley, Sewfi Akontonbrah, Atebubu Amantin among others.”