The former first vice Chairman and an aspiring National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party has assured the party members that he will make sure the party regains its full majority control in parliament in 2024.
He said this in the wake of challenges the party is facing in the hung parliament which has made it difficult to get their programs passed.
Addressing party members in the Greater Accra Region, he said the party lost many seats due to the inability of the party to resolve some of the internal grievances after the primaries. He said there are seats or constituencies that the NPP should not have lost and would make sure all those seats are won in 2024.
“We are going to have an effective and fair procedure in place to bring everybody on board after any internal election. We will put in measures that will be difficult for the losing side to say they will not work for the party. NPP as a party will work again to bring the needed development to the good people of Ghana. How can we sit here and say we do not have an MP on the ticket of NPP in Okaikwei North. We need that seat back in 2024 and we will do all in our power to win it.”
The New Patriotic Party(NPP) went into the 2020 with 167 but ended the election with 137 while the largest opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) also secured 137 seats.
However, Andrew Asiamah Amoako (24 February 1966) an NPP member but elected as an Independent Member of Parliament for Fomena has decided to do business with the NPP on the floor of Parliament giving the party a slim majority.
About Mr Stephen Ntim
Mr Stephen Ntim was born on 18 July, 1958, to Mr Augustine Ayesu Ntim of Nsuta-Appiakrom, Ashanti Region, and Madam Kate Asamoah from the Bono Region town of Wamfie, in the Dormaa East District. He was one of the key architects behind the victory of former President Kufuor in 2000. He contested for and became the National First Vice Chairman in 2001 at the young age of 43 years.
He worked alongside Nana Akufo Addo, the current president of Ghana, Hon. Dan Botwe, Madam Ama Busia, Lord Commey, Rita Asobayiri, Haruna Esseku, Mike Dugan, and a host of other NPP stalwarts in ensuring victory in 2000 and 2004 for the party.
Mr Ntim has also served the party over the years in different capacities including the Coordinator in charge of the Middlebelt Sector for the then-presidential aspirant, Nana Akufo-Addo, in the 2014 flagbearership race.
He was also consequently appointed by Nana Addo as the National Coordinator for the Settler Communities Project during the 2016 national campaign which contributed to the massive increase in Parliamentary seats from the affected communities.
Stephen Ntim also served on the National Council of the party from 2014 to 2018 as a representative of the then Brong Ahafo Region. He was a member of all the national campaign teams of the party from 2004 to 2016.
Stephen Ntim who’s a 5-time contender for the NPP National Chairman position is coming into the National Chairmanship race with immense experience and support base which he has accumulated over the years.
He is an experienced businessman and politician. He has been loyal, committed, and dedicated to the party in the face of all the challenges.
Many political analysts and patriots across the country believe it is Steven Ntim’s time to lead the party as he has enough wealth of experience and expertise in leading the NPP to victory in 2024 elections.