Presidential nominee for the United Progressive Party (UPP), Akwasi Addai Odike has hinted his ambitions of becoming the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the near future.
Mr. Odike, who had earlier withdrawn from the presidential race, said he has thrown his weight behind the NPP and its flagbearer to unseat the John Dramani Mahama led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration which he termed ‘incompetent’.
Speaking in an interview with Kapital News, Thursday [Today, November 10], Mr Odike intimated that apart from him and the NPP, no other party is capable and competent enough to unseat the governing NDC.
According to him, the NPP and the UPP have similar ideologies and plans when it comes to building the economy.
“We were of the view that agricultural mechanization and industrialization is the best way to go, and Nana Akuffo Addo has over the years advocated for this so we share in this vision and when we put our heads together, this vision can be achieved,” he told Kapital News.
Mr. Odike has high hopes of becoming flagbearer of the NPP in some time to come. Meanwhile, he would accept any ministerial position from the NPP if they (NPP) win power in December.
“I am hoping that I would be flagbearer of the NPP some time to come.
“We are in the political race to help Ghana develop at the pace that we are all yearning for. So if Nana Addo sees me as somebody who can be a minister to help his administration to be a success, no problem,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mr. Odike is confident that his party members would heed to his call and vote for the NPP come December 7 as they have already assured him.