Aspiring National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Stephen Ayesu Ntim has refuted claims that there is tension between him and the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He described as ‘propaganda’, claims of enmity between him and the President, saying they are calculated at tarnishing his hard won reputation.
Answering a question on his relationship with the President at a press conference in Accra Wednesday, Mr. Ntim said they are in good terms.
“These are all propaganda being pushed by my detractors and their hurlings. There are many things people are saying but none of them is true. There is no tension between myself and the President whatsoever,” he said.
He explained similar propaganda piece was churned out in the past but he decided to overlook it and rather focus on building and winning power for the NPP.
Mr. Ntim said all attempts by some people to knock his head against that of the President will not wash. According to him, it is not his style to engage in politics of insults.
“I don’t believe in mudslinging and I will not engage in same. Since 2001 when I was campaigning to become the first national vice chairman, I did not insult anyone, when I contested Mac Manu, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey of blessed memory and even Paul Afoko. I did not engage in attacks, insults or mudslinging and that is what I believe”, he explained.
Mr. Ntim recounted how in one instance he was accused of having secret meetings with Ex- President John Agyekum Kufour and Paul Afoko to ‘destabilize’ the party front.
He assured he will continue to champion the course of the party in any capacity he finds himself.
He thus called on members and delegates of the party to “disregard such claims” since there is no iota of truth in them.
“It is my fourth time of contesting for national executive position of this party and I know this time, the delegates will reward me because of my good works.
“They know what I have done and continue to do in this party that is why they (the delegates) say time aso, which literally means it’s time for me to become the next national chairman of our party”, he said.
By Bright Dzakah|3news.com|Ghana