All is set for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Special Delegates’ Conference scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2023.
Some 900 NPP delegates will vote to reduce the 10 presidential aspirants to five to contest the November 4, 2023 presidential primary.
As has become a custom, many presidential candidates have slogans depicting their presidential ideologies. These slogans are also used as catchphrases by the supporters of the presidential aspirants.
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Let’s take a look at some slogans used by the NPP flagbearer hopefuls.
“PHD”- Ken Ohene Agyapong
Maverick NPP MP Kennedy Agyapong, introduced his slogan with an acronym “PHD”, which he says should precede his name henceforth.
The acronym stands for Patriotism, Honesty, and Discipline.
According to him, these three attributes are key to moving Ghana forward and so would be given priority in his government
“Aduru me so” -Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen
Alan Kyerematen, popularly known as Alan Cash goes by the slogan “Aduru me so” which means “It is my turn.”
The former trade minister believes he is the best candidate to break the ‘8’ for the NPP.
When given the nod to lead the party in the 2024 general elections, he is convinced the stronghold for the opposition NDC will be swayed to vote for him.
“Hope and Unity Agenda” –Joe Ghartey
Joe Ghartey goes with the “Hope and Unity agenda.”
According to the Essikado-Ketan MP, his desire is to bring hope to Ghanaians and unite the people together to spearhead national development.
“ATOPA” – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Dr. Akoto’s slogan is “ATOPA”” which, stands for “Akoto Tops All.” The former Food and Agriculture Minister believes he stands very tall amongst all the aspirants vying for the party’s presidential race.
According to him, a majority of his votes will come from farmers, adding that choosing him means choosing a competent person to lead the party.
“New dawn” – Kwabena Agyei Agyapong
Kwabena Agyei Agyapong goes with the “new dawn” agenda slogan. Mr Agyepong said his priority when given the nod, first as the NPP flag bearer, and subsequently as the President after the 2024 election, would be to form a lean government.
His message is simple. Don’t allow newcomers to lead NPP in 2024.
“New Face Agenda” – Francis Addai-Nimo
Mr Addai-Nimo goes with the slogan “new face.” He said a new NPP flagbearer must be someone with a new face, language, message, and a new appeal to the Ghanaian populace.
He sees himself as a natural unifier, having an unblemished character and bringing new energy and fresh appeal to sway the people.
“Hope” – Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku
Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku has the slogan, “hope”. He stressed the need to instill hope in the grassroots so they do not get disappointed.
The former trade minister in the John Agyekum Kufuor government is confident that his experience places him in a higher position to win the party’s presidential race which will catapult him to leading the country.
“Restoring Hope” – Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko
Mr Agyarko goes with the slogan “restoring hope.” The former Minister of Energy believes there is a need for the party and its members to revisit the old traditions and principles in order to bring back the hope on which the party was founded.
This, according to him, would be a cardinal factor for victory for the NPP in the 2024 general elections.
“It is possible” – Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has the slogan “It is possible.” He touts himself as the right person to lead the NPP to break the 8.