Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, an New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful has urged delegates of the party to endorse him to lead them into the 2024 general elections.
He asserts that delegates should support him because he is the first farmer to run for leadership of the ruling party in a national election.
The country will be able to easily improve the economy if it selects a candidate with agricultural experience, according to the former Food and Agriculture Minister.
In a meeting with Peace FM in Accra, Dr. Afriyie Akoto asked the NPP and Ghanaians to assess his accomplishments in horticulture and commit the country’s issues to him.
“You see, we have such hardship amongst the people, and there’s no need for that, given the endowment that this country has, I am proposing the path to relieve all of us from such hardship when the opportunity is opened.
“…and when Ghanaians give me the nod to lead, I will make sure that I eliminate hardships in the country through agriculture and there are so many ways I can do that even with that short space that we’re talking about, so I’m keen to produce results.
“… this is the first time a farmer is contesting to bear the flag of the NPP and also to become the president of Ghana. We had lawyers and all kinds of professionals, that’s why I’m stressing about the benefits that the farmers have enjoyed in my six years of administration in the ministry.
“…so, if we’re about to vote they should remember Afriyie Akoto because I’m coming for them, that’s why I have stopped my work with the government and coming to support them,” he said.
He went on to remark that his success in the agriculture industry has earned him the trust of many Ghanaians, the majority of whom are farmers.