The immediate past General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has assured the newly elected executive body of the ruling party that they have his unflinching commitment and support.
In a statement under his hand, Mr Boadu said he is available anytime to assist the leadership of the party in every way possible and to bring to bear his years of experience to support their efforts aimed at building the party.
The new executives were elected at the party’s 2022 national annual delegates conference held on Saturday, 16 July 2022 at the Accra sports stadium under the theme; “Working Together, Holding Together”.
John Boadu lost his position as General Secretary to Justin Frimpong Kodua. In his statement, Boadu, urged the party to remain united and forge ahead to break the eight in the upcoming 2024 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
“Following the outcome of last Saturday’s National Annual Delegates Conference of the NPP, which saw the election of New National Officers of the Party, I wish to, first of all, congratulate them for the feat, having earlier done so personally on phone with the newly elected National Chairman, Stephen Ntim and General Secretary, Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua, and again wish them well in the task ahead” John Boadu said in his statement.
“I again wish to seize this opportunity to openly assure them of my unflinching commitment and support to their administration particularly as we build up to the 2024 General elections, which we are determined to win”.
“I remain eternally grateful to the NPP for the huge investments the Party has made in me, and wish to assure the rank and file of the Party, that, I shall avail the years of experience I have gained serving this Party in my entire adult life, to assist this current administration led by Chairman Stephen Ntim,” he added.
He further urged his supporters to rally behind the new executives indicating that he has “full confidence in their ability to steer the affairs of the party to make history by winning the 2024 General elections.”
“Once again, congratulations to the Ntim-Kodua-led National Executive Officers. May you lead this Party to Greatness and fulfill the wishes and aspirations of our People,” he added.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), Justin Frimpong Kodua polled 2,837 votes, while the incumbent General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, John Boadu, polled 2,524 votes.
In essence, Mr Kodua, beat Mr Boadu, with 313 votes to be elected as General Secretary of the NPP for the period 2022 to 2026.
John Boadu becoming the acting General Secretary of the NPP in 2015 following the suspension of Kwabena Agyei Agyapong. In 2018, he was elected as the substantive General Secretary but failed in his re-election bid for a second 4-year term during the NPP’s 2022 national annual delegates conference.