A General Secretary hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Charles Onuawonto Bissue has urged delegates and members of the party to seek a change in its leadership so they could break the 8-year jinx
According to him, the party given the accomplishment of the government can retain political power in 2024, if the right leadership was elected into office.
He asserted that the party’s limitation for success was the current leadership, particularly the General Secretary.
Explaining this in an interview with Metro TV’s Anne Afua Ampofo on the Good Afternoon Ghana show, Mr Bissue said the party in its current state, though efficient, has not been effective to sustain the efforts being taken to retain political power in 2024 and beyond.
“NPP is efficient now but it’s not effective. Being efficient is not enough for me. It needs to be effective,” he said.
He noted that the political season demands a new leader to drive the change the party desires and said, “The party needs a breath of fresh air. Every season has its own leader. We want to break the eight, and the government has done enormously well. We have a good message but we need to change the messengers”.
Mr Bissue affirmed his respect for the incumbent General Secretary, John Boadu, and the party, adding that he will in no circumstance malign him or any other contender because of the contest.
According to him, the incumbent has played his part, yet the challenge that lies ahead requires a new bread of leadership to steer the affairs of the party.
“I will never ever, even if there is a fault with John Boadu, say it on TV. If I meet the party people, I may explore that… and I believe that competition will bring the best of all of us,” he emphasized.
Mr Charles Bissue is a two-term Western Regional Secretary of the NPP and a member of the National Council. His political mantra assures of an “inclusive and sustainable collaboration between party and the government.”