The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has broken his silence on media reports that he has kicked off his presidential ambition to replace President Nana Akufo-Addo for the New Patriotic Party’s 2024 presidential slot.
During the weekend, Dr Akoto initiated a private meeting with some top-notch power brokers of the New Patriotic party in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
At the said meeting, he made his presidential ambition known to those who gathered, which included some constituency chairmen in the Ashanti Region, Graphic Online reported.
But Dr Akoto has clarified claims that he held a meeting with some party executives to announce his intention.
The Minister, in a statement, said those behind such outrageous claims are only courting public disaffection for his person.
Speaking on why he travelled to Kumasi, Dr Akoto said he wanted to rest during the weekend to enable him recover from a fever.
He also said he wanted to grant audience to some party executives who had called on him for a meeting concerning the welfare of the party.
Below is the full statement: