Director-General of the State General Interest and Governance Authority, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has hinted that he might run for the national chairmanship of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, consultations are underway between him and some relevant stakeholders in the party including the Council of Elders on the best way forward.
In his words, “I am in the thick of consultation, so the possibility exists”.
Stephen Asamoah Boateng emphasized the need to touch base with the grassroots and foot soldiers base of the party in a bid to help propagate the work of government and ideals of the party.
“It has come up to me, and I have accepted the responsibility to look at it and sit down and draw the strategy for it. So it’s not something I am not looking at; but it’s all a planning stage. I have got a job here to do. I have also got to look at the party that brought us to power and the grassroots and the foot soldiers who need to be brought on board,” he said.
According to him, the foot soldiers must be brought on board, and he believe he has all the qualities to do that, “but I have to engage the owners of the party and the elders of the party that you have to consult before you declare your intentions. So I am not ruling out, I am still in the thick of consultation now so possibility exist.”
The former information, and tourism minister under former President John Agyekum Kufour, however mentioned that his immediate focus is to oversee the work of SIGA to ensure state agencies are profitable.
Asamoah Boateng, popularly known as Asabee, described his relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as “fantastic”, adding that he is at liberty to meet with the President as and when he decides.
“We have a very good, fantastic relationship. If I want to see him, there’s no barrier, I just need to call and go” he stated.