John Boadu, the General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has indicated that President Akufo-Addo intends to give over power to an NPP Presidential contender in 2025.
While appearing at a news conference in Kumasi earlier this week (April 13), John Boadu reported President Akufo-Addo as saying that handing over to an NPP candidate was not out of the question, but that it would require unity of purpose.
According to a report in the Daily Guide newspaper, Boadu informed the conference that Akufo-Addo revealed his ‘dream’ on April 12 at a National Executive Committee meeting.
“If we follow my smart advice and remain united as one elephant family with a single destiny, we will undoubtedly win the elections, and in 2024, I, Nana Akufo-Addo, will take over political authority to another competent NPP member,” the President allegedly stated.
“The NPP members should stay steady and united in their support for the government’s great leadership, which is guiding the country through these trying times,” he added.
“The party’s objective of retaining political power in 2024 will only be realized if party members avoid all types of fighting, animosity, and anything else that tends to split us.”
When a new president is elected in 2024, Akufo-second Addo’s and last term in office will come to an end.
While the President has declared that he will follow presidential term limits when his tenure ends, he has also stated on several occasions that he wishes to pass over to a President-elect from the NPP stock.
That ambition is linked to the NPP’s ‘Break The Eight’ campaign, which wants to win a third consecutive election, a first under the 1992 Constitution.