Former Railways and Development Minister Joe Ghartey has picked his nomination forms to contest the presidential primary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
A delegation comprising his campaign team members picked the forms on his behalf at the party’s headquarters in Accra on Thursday, June 1.
Speaking to the media, a campaign team member, Majeed Adam, said Mr Ghatey is ready for a victory because he has the backing of the grassroots.
“The leadership of our time will lead to development. It must be seen as transformational rather than transitional. It is not just a matter of the fact that President Akufo-Addo is leaving, and somebody must wear his shoes. We need a competent leader to wear his shoes so that Ghana will be better off than what we are seeing today,” Mr Adam noted.
This brings the number of aspirants in the presidential race of the NPP to 10.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; a former MP for Mampong, Francis Addai-Nimoh; former ministers, Alan Kyerematen, and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto have all picked forms to contest.
Others are former Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko; a former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong; Energy Analyst, Kwadwo Poku; a two-time presidential aspirant, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku; and MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.