"I will make history in the National Chairmanship race" – Daav Ama.

"I will make history in the National Chairmanship race" – Daav Ama.

Former National Treasurer and a National Chairman Hopeful of the new Patriotic Party (NPP), Madam Gifty Ama Asantewaa Ayeh says she would make history in the party’s national executive elections so as to become the first female Chairperson of the ruling party. The delegates’ conference of the party is scheduled from Friday, 15th through to Sunday, 17th July, 2022 in Accra where thousands of the delegates and the party leaders and supporters would converge for this important national exercise.
Speaking to our newsteam in an interview in Accra, the seventy-four (74) year old veteran politician known in many circles as ‘Daavi Ama’ said the time has come for the NPP to test a female leader for such a high position for a complete transformation of the party in the coming years.

Madam Ayeh who has been described by many supporters as ‘the Deborah of our time’, is the only female candidate in the NPP’s National Chairmanship race, contesting seven other aspirants for the topmost party position of the governing party. As the first female treasurer of the NPP, ‘Daavi Ama’ would be banking her hopes on her rich experience and the influence she had gathered over the years to woo delegates to vote for her.
She is expected to face off competition from the male contenders namely Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi, Mr. Stephen Ayesu Ntim, Mr. Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, Mr. Sammy Crabbe, Mr. Akwasi Osei Adjei, Mr. Joseph Ayikoi Otoo as well as Mr. George Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah.

According to Madam Ayeh, she would use her position if given the nod to further unite the party that is going into one of its toughest battles yet – the 2024 general elections. ‘The ruling NPP has a fine opportunity to improve its patriarchal image by electing its first ever female national chairperson’, Daavi Ama emphasized.
Madam Gifty Ama Asantewaa Ayeh has held several positions in the party over the years, a development that has not only exposed her to leadership experience and skills but also the needs of the party and its huge supporters across the country. She was the former Chairperson of the Volta Region Resource Group, a Member of the Greater Accra Council of Elders as well as a Member of the National Council Representative for the Southern Sector.

At the government level, Daavi Ama, was once the Government Representative on the National Media Commission (NMC). She also served as the Member of the Executive Council of the NPP, Member of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund Credit approval as well as a representative to the Electoral College for the Council of State amongst other portfolios.

In her view, holding all these positions coupled with the rich experience acquired from serving the people and the party over the past three (3) decades had prepared her enough to walk in the shoes of the outgoing National Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay.

Daavi Ama pointed out that her contribution to the party and the nation at large was the reason why former president John Agyekum Kufuor honoured her with the country’s highest national award - the Order of Volta – for her meritorious services, adding that such an award had been a great motivation for her to do more for her country.

Madam Ayeh noted that the experience gathered from serving under some of the party’s finest leaders and brains such as the former NPP Chairman, Mr. Peter Ala Adjetey, former Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Odoi Sykes as well as other personalities such as Mr. Haruna Esseku, Mr. Peter Mac Manu, and Mr. Jake Okanta Obetsebi-Lamptey would be used to steer the affairs of the party, if elected into such a high office. ‘I have worked seriously and assiduously under the past Chairmen; I have under-studied them and I think they made it because of teamwork, tolerance and having a good listening ear’, Daavi Ama intimated.

The once avid writer who penned down several articles under the pseudo name, ‘Daavi Ama’ believes that the leadership traits exhibited by the past Chairmen of the NPP are the most needed leadership values at this crucial moment in Ghana’s election in addition to having a team spirit, a listening ear and a tolerant heart. She sums up her values in the following abbreviation, STC –Sincerity, Tolerance and Consensus. 

Daavi Ama is ‘the Deborah of our time’ and a strong advocate of women empowerment. She is calling on all the delegates of the ruling party to vote for her as the first female National Chairman so as to make the NPP a powerful electoral force to reckon with and in the party’s quest to break the eight-year jinx of power alternation in the country.

Madam Ayeh appealed to the party’s delegates to give her the nod to mobilize more voters, especially the floating voters. This, according to her would enable the party win more votes in the forthcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2024.
Madam Gifty Ama Asantewaa Ayeh picked the number one slot on the ballot paper in the NPP National Chairmanship race. She believes that such a slot puts her is in a strategic position to beat all her male contestants in the coming weekend’s election.

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