Mr. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, an aspiring National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has called on the Party to elect as national chairman, a person who is a tried and tested strategist to bring it back to power in the 2012 elections.
“Let us go with the driver who knows the way because he has travelled there before to lead us back to power in the next elections,” he said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Wa on Monday.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was among high profile members of the Party including Nana Akufo-Addo, the 2008 flag bearer, who on Monday attended the 40th day funeral rites of the late Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Montana, father of Alhaji Abubakari Abdul-Rahman, Upper West Regional chairman of the Party.
He said he would be an active chairman who would always move to the regions and constituencies to motivate party members and resolve issues before they escalate into serious problems for the party.
On the perceived factions in the party, he explained that it was normal for any big political family to have such factions, adding that, they would cease to exist once somebody emerges after congress to lead the party into the elections.
“Having a flag bearer defuses all tensions in the party and gives the party a renewed focus,” he stated.
He said he had already gone round the country with his message and was hopeful that he would be the next National Chairman of the Party.