Aspiring national chairman of the New Patriotic Party Freddie Blay says the party hopes to stay in power for the next 60 years.
According to him, members of the elephant family must disabuse their minds of the perception that parties are bound to lose power after two terms, like has been the situation in Ghana since 1992.
Addressing delegates at Koforidua Saturday, Blay said: “As the President has been saying, we don’t want to be in power for eight years, we want to be in power for 60 years”
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has arrived at the Koforidua Technical University where the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is holding its national delegates conference to elect new national executives of the party.
The president arrived minutes after his Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and former President John Kufuor also arrived at the grounds.
All three individuals are expected to address the conference.
The over 6000 delegates will be voting to elect new national chairman, general secretary, national organiser, national youth organiser, women organiser, vice-chairmen among other important portfolios.
The national chairman position, according to political watchers, is a straight fight between acting chairman Freddie Blay and long-running aspirant Stephen Ntim, even though there is a third candidate Dr. Amoako Baah.
The party’s National Elections Committee working in conjunction with the Electoral Commission will set up 12 polling stations for the elections.