The flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Francis Addai-Nimoh has said although he worked to ensure victory for the NPP and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2016 general elections, he was sidelined and not given any appointment.
Nonetheless, he said, he remained loyal to the party.
Officially declaring his intention to contest to be the flagbearer for the party on Wednesday, February 1, the former Member of Parliament for Mampong said ” Even though I was sidelined I have remained loyal to our party’s core calls which I have been dedicated to since it’s inception. So whether appointed in public office or not the NPP is for all of us.”
He has also asked the leadership of the party to give equal opportunities to all delegates to elect who to lead as flagbearer.
He noted that the NPP requires a new face to be the flagbearer.
“The circumstances of our party require a new face as the next presidential candidate, I am the new face to win the 2023 flagbearer elections and if I say a new face, it must be someone with an unblemished character.
“A face that represents a genuine movement that provides hope to those members who may have been disgruntled.”