A General Secretary hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Charles Onuawonto Bissue is urging 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 is elected into office.
He asserts that the party’s limitation for success is the current leadership, particularly the General Secretary.
Clarifying this in an interview with Anne Afua Ampofo on the Good Afternoon Ghana show of Metro TV, Mr. Bissue said the party in its current state, though efficient, is not 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 continued that the political season demands a new leader to drive the change the party desires.
He said, “The party needs a breath of fresh air. Every season has its 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 denigrate him or any other contender because of the contest.
He believes the incumbent has played his part, yet the challenge that lies ahead requires a new breed of leadership to steer the affairs of the party.
“I will never, 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.
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.”