Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a flagbearer aspirant for the New Patriotic Party, is pinning his chances on the agricultural community to secure victory in the party’s upcoming presidential primaries.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto said majority of NPP delegates who are farmers benefited from the policies and programmes he initiated during his tenure as the Food and Agric Minister.
In a media briefing held in Accra, he confidently declared himself as the frontrunner in the race, based on his proven accomplishments.
“Most of these farmers I met in Upper East, Upper West, Savannah regions are also delegates and party constituencies executives. The one million farmers are the ones who will bear witness to me. Just go to any farmer and ask about the impact I have had on their lives when I was Minister for Food and Agriculture. And they will confess to you, they will tell you. They will vote for me to win,” Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto said.
Dr. Akoto officially resigned to focus on his Presidential ambition as he wants to lead the New Patriotic Party into the 2024 general elections.
The former Food and Agriculture Minister is in fierce competition with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, and Alan Kyerematen who have declared their intention to contest in the party’s flagbearership race.
The nomination period for the presidential primaries will begin on May 26 and end on June 24, 2023.