Veteran Broadcaster and host of Political/Current Affairs show, Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom Otchere says he believes National Chairman hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP), Stephen Ayensu Ntim will win the upcoming election this time around.
According to him, per the signals he’s picked from the grounds (talking to delegates), Mr. Ntim who’s a former National First Vice Chairman of the NPP is in a pole position to emerge as the Chairman to lead the party into the 2024 general elections.
“Stephen Ntim perhaps is the longest campaigner for the role of National Chairmanship in the history of the Fourth Republic. He has been campaigning for National Chairman since Peter Mac Manu won it. That’s a very long time, as soon as Haruna Esseku was over Stephen Ntim started his campaign and he was First Vice Chairman for that purpose. Paul Adom Otchere said while making an analysis on his show on Thursday.
“…For now, Stephen Ntim looks like he’s in pole position to take the chairmanship that he has been looking for, for a long time. Those who are arguing against him are saying he belongs to the old school. Break the eight is about the new vision and all of that and he represents the old school and so let’s find a new person. But can the NPP find a new person” quizzed? while making an analysis on his show on Thursday.
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.