Politics of Wed, 15 May 20193
Aspiring Western North NPP Chairman up to build a united front
A former Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwasi Blay, who is contesting the chairmanship for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Western North, has pledged to build a united front for the party in the new region.
He has also indicated that he would resolve all differences and offer a ‘healing balm’ for the membership, if he is given the nod.
Mr Blay, a lawyer, with 35 years of active practice and owns law firm, Kwasi Blay & Associates, in Tema, contested as parliamentary candidate for the Sefwi-Wiawso Constituency in the 1992, 1996 & 2000 general elections.
He was a member of the Minerals Commission between 2001 and 2009, served as a Deputy Minister for Western Region between July 2006 and January 2009 and contested for Western Regional chairmanship in 2009, but, lost by a margin of six votes.
Mr Blay said "I would correct all past mistakes, resolve all differences and present a united front for the 2020 general elections.
"My vision is to heal wounds and embark on vigorous and massive membership drive, bringing on board all past ministers, District Chief executives (DCEs) and executives and also provide logistics to undertake the mobilization drive".
This was contained in a statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Takoradi.
The former Deputy Minister said he would tap into his experience and skills in politics and private life to improve on the quality of lives of the people of Western North Region.
He therefore called on the delegates to give him the chance to steer the affairs of the party for the remaining two years of the term of the executives.
He said it was his ambition to make history by being the first lawyer to be elected as the first chairman of Western North Region.
Mr Blay stated: “I am a warrior and would use positive energy to steer and transform the affairs of the party in the region. I intend to bring all veterans and pioneers in the party like myself on board. I also intend to make the region the purse of NPP."
The aspiring Chairman said he would strengthen the structures of the party and also organise workshops and seminars for regional and constituency office holders to sharpen their skills and experience to campaign effectively for the party in the region to win more parliamentary seats including the presidency.