Palgrave Boakye-Danquah, the government’s spokesperson for governance and security, has declared his intention to contest when the NPP opens nominations for elections to be held in various constituencies across the country.
He claims that if he is successful in the race and is elected in the parliamentary elections of 2024, he will run in the Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region.
He announced this during an interview on Accra-based Original FM 91.9.
Palgrave Boakye-Danquah has called on delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Abuakwa North Constituency to field an experienced grassroots youth to unseat the incumbent Member of Parliament Gifty Twum-Ampofo who doubles as the Deputy Minister at Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
“The NPP needs a candidate who connects with the youth and can address their concerns especially when over 75% of the voter population are youth. We need someone who has useful experience in our local politics, someone who understands the changing political dynamics at local and national level, someone who is politically matured and can pull up the numbers.”
He said, “Politics is a numbers game therefore that person should be able to give the party the needed numbers to win and also have the energy and vision to inspire the youth.”
Palgrave Boakye-Danquah urged the NPP leadership to prioritize youth inclusion and participation in politics, saying that young people have a lot to offer and should be given the opportunity to contribute to the development of the country.
“I am calling on the NPP delegates to give the youth a chance to lead. We have the energy, the passion, and the vision to take our country and constituency to the next level,” he said.
Source: Richard Obeng Bediako ll Metrotvonline.com ll Ghana