Former Mayor of Tamale in the Northern region, Iddrisu Musah, affectionately called Musah Superior has made his intention known to vie for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) General Secretary position.
According to him, as a party man, he remains committed to the NPP’s course and will readily avail himself for service whenever he’s needed.
“I have reflected on my contributions to the New Patriotic Party since the days of the Danquah/Busia Club in the 1990s through to the days the Party was formed and launched in July, 1992. As a “foundation” member of the party, I have decided to contest for the position of General Secretary in the 2022 National Delegates’ Congress of our great Party,” he declared in a statement released Wednesday December 15, 2021.
Musah Superior was the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly in the first term administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Currently, the former National Organizer, John Boadu is the General Secretary after he acted when Kwabena Agyapong was on indefinite suspension.
Some political watchers anticipate that John Boadu will run for the General Secretary position again during the NPP’s next congress after successfully leading the party to capture power from the NDC party in the 2016 and helping the party to win the 2020 general elections. Other aspiring general secretary contenders are Justin Kodua Frimpong, Youth Enterprise Agency (YEA) Chief Executive and Fredrick Opare-Ansah, former MP for Suhum among others.
Musah Superior, who is now the deputy Chief Executive Officer of Forestry Commission believes he has the backing of the rank and file of the party who are yearning for him to contest and win the position.
“My decision to contest for the General Secretary position has been made even stronger by calls from the rank and file of the party on me to serve in that role. As a true, loyal and dedicated member who is desirous in serving the New Patriotic Party in any capacity, I feel obliged to respond positively to
the calls by the numerous party people across the country.
“The government of the New Patriotic Party has performed well; and we must build on the successes chalked by the government as part of our strategy to secure victory in 2024. It is for this reason that I offer myself for the General Secretary position to lead in galvanizing the grassroots to re-build a stronger, thoughtful and more efficient Party capable of energizing and mobilizing first our supporters and sympathizers, and then millions of non-NPP voting citizens across the country to compete meaningfully in the 2024 general elections.”
He believes that the party is losing it identity hence he has the capability to restore the identity and revive dormant party structures.
“The spirit of our Party must be brought back. We must be ready now and at all times to properly plan and execute an efficient and innovative campaign for victory in the 2024 General Elections.
“I have the capacity and the strength to find the lost spirit, revive the dormant party structures across the country and serve the party people with purpose, greater assertion and conviction in the mandate I seek,” he added.
He therefore declared his intention to travel the length and breadth of the country to interact with the party supporters about his vision.