Former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John has revealed that he’ll stage a come back for the General Secretary position of the party, should there be an overwhelming call on him from the party supporters.
According to him, as a party man he remains committed to the NPP’s course and will readily avail himself for service whenever he’s needed.
Sir John who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission was defeated by the suspended General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong during a keenly contested election at the party’s congress in 2014.
Soon after Sir John’s resounding defeat, some political analysts predicted that, his loss ended his ambition to occupy any administrative office of the NPP.
Currently the substantive National Organizer John Boadu doubles as the Acting General Secretary as Kwabena Agyapong remains on indefinite suspension.
Some political watchers anticipate that John Boadu will run for the General Secretary position during the NPP’s next congress after successfully leading the party to capture power from the NDC party in the 2016 general elections.
However speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Monday, Sir John stated that though he remains focused on his current job at the Forestry Commission, he can’t disappoint party supporters if the call for his return to the General Secretary position is intense.
“If there’s a general crave for me to be General Secretary, then I’ll have no option than to satisfy the wish of the party members. I’ll accept the challenge and ensure that Nana Akufo completes his second term by which time his vision for Ghana would have been realized. Doing party work is a great service and I’ll continue to render invaluable service to the NPP at all times in whatever capacity I find myself.”
He further said it was too early to indicate his readiness for the post as the acting General Secretary of the party was still making arrangements for their delegates conference.