Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has formally declared his intention to run as the party’s flagbearer in the 2024 elections.
Unlike the other potential candidates, he has stated that he only wants to be President for four years.
Speaking to a cross-section of his supporters in the United States, Agyapong emphasized that he was more of a leader than a politician, explaining that as a leader, he was more concerned with national development, whereas politicians were more concerned with the next election.
“I don’t want to be president for eight years; I want to be president for four years; challenge me and see how it is done; and there is a difference between a leader and a politician.”
“A leader is the one who thinks of the development of his country and takes bold decisions irrespective of the repercussions. And the politician is the one who thinks of tomorrow’s election and therefore is not bold to take decisions,” he said in a YouTube video shared by Smart Ghana Updates TV
“And so, I don’t think of tomorrow’s election, I think of today and how I can make a difference,” he stressed adding that even in the event that he was going to spend the full eight-year constitutional term, “Ghanaians will decide after four years, I won’t be afraid, I will invest in Ghana and create employment for the youth,” he said to loud applause
Agyapong also described how he brought about change at Ghana Gas Company, where he serves as Board Chairman.
He believes that concrete measures must be put in place to monitor attendance at work, particularly in order to drive development and progress.
Agyapong hopes to succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as NPP leader in the 2024 elections.
Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto are among the prominent names who have declared their intention to run.