Politics of 2014-09-01

I’m still a political bulldog – Asamoah Boateng

One of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer aspirants, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has said he still has presidential ambitions even though the party’s delegates ditched him at the just ended super delegates’ congress.

Asamoah Boateng managed a paltry 1.76% of the total votes, which effectively meant he could not make the list of top five to contest in the final national delegates’ congress on October 18.

When he picked up his nomination forms in June Mr. Asamoah Boateng said “he will have the opportunity to lead the party in the 2016 general elections.”

Before then, he spoke in an interview on Eyewitness News and likened himself to a “bulldog” who makes sure he “chews up” anything he bites, and was bent on finishing the race well.

Speaking on the same programme on Monday, the former Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West constituency said he has not given up on his presidential ambitions.

“Once I put my teeth into something I bite and breathe at the same time like a British bulldog, so I know what I’m about. I don’t start something that God does not want to finish with me,” he insisted.

He said he has a positive mindset for the future and his political career.

“I am a positive forward looking person, I’ve started a journey, the first step and initial steps are taken. It’s a four year cycle and it comes in roles,” he implored.

Asamoah Boateng also revealed that he has learnt lots of things contesting to lead the party, adding that although he couldn’t make it into the final five, he is not perturbed.

Source: citifmonline.com
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