General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party NPP) John Boadu says had he been living abroad, he would have become a president by now.
According him, many people in the country believes he is a small boy who occupies a big position (general secretary) of the ruling New Patriotic Party.
According to Mr. Boadu he will be 50 years next year (2019), an indication that he indeed is not a small as people perceive him to be.
Speaking on an Accra based radio station and monitored by BestNewsGH.com, Mr. Boadu said he was more than qualified to occupy the post of General Secretary of the ruling party.
‘’The other day I was standing somewhere and somebody passed a comment that look at you this small boy, you have gone for such a big position that should be the preserve of grown-ups. And I said you, you do you know the kind of work I have done in this party? When I was working and toiling where were you? he said.
Mr. Boadu continued, ‘’Apart from the fact that I am old, maybe it is because I am soft spoken so they misconstrue that for someone that is young. Next year I will be 50 and you people should organize money so we can have a big party. If I was in abroad, I would have been a president by now’’.
On the recent appointment of directors and deputy national officers for the party, Mr. Boadu said the discussions at the joint national executive committee and national council meeting that led to the appointments was rich with full participation, explaining that the outcome was the best decision that could be arrived at.
He pointed out that the party was not oblivious of the fact that people age with time, hence the decision to appoint much younger persons who will anchor the party for a long time, adding that they will have enough grooming and experience to run the party.
‘’As a good leader, you have to ensure that even in your absence the work goes on. And so among other considerations we looked at regional balance and got people who are self-motivated to take up party positions so that later if they want to join government, we can graduate them bit-by-bit. That is very important to us and it has become a part of our leadership and succession plan’’ he opined.
Mr. Boadu likened the plan to when Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia identified president Kufuor at the age of 27, adding that but for the coup d’états, president Kufuor would have been president in the 1980s.