Politics of 2014-01-23

Upper East Youth Group roots for Akufo-Addo

A Youth group calling itself Amalgamated Youth of the New Patriotic Party in the Upper East Region has reiterated the need for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 2012 presidential candidate of the party to contest the position for the party in the 2016 elections.

The group, at a press conference in Bolgatanga on Monday, appealed to Nana Addo to return to Ghana and start the campaign.

The statement read by a Spokesperson for the group, Mr Musa Alhassan, described Nana Addo as the best candidate who could give the party direction and the people of Ghana hope, and impressed on him to boldly declare his intention to contest the 2016 presidential race as the NPP flagbearer.

“We want to assure him one thing: for 2016, we will use all legitimate means to ensure that this time his victory shall be much bigger and will not be stolen from him,” the group stated.

According to the youth group, there were assurances from the grassroots and ordinary non-partisan Ghanaians, including market women, students, teachers, farmers and the elderly in the region, to vote for Nana Addo should he contest the 2016 elections.

The spokesperson indicated that it was common to hear on the streets of Bolga, Navrongo, Bawku, Pusiga, Sandema and closer environs, the electorate doubling their assurances to vote for Nana Addo in the 2016 election if he became the flagbearer for the NPP.

Mr Alhassan said “the electorate have lost confidence in the John Mahama-led administration, and his ability to deliver. The only person the people say can make them believe in our democracy again is Akufo-Addo.”

The Youth group reminded all Ghanaians not to forget about the moral victory Nana Addo and the NPP won after the Supreme Court verdict, and noted that his concession speech confirmed that he was a true statesman who saved the country on the brink of war which every Ghanaian appreciated, including the international community.

“Nana is a man of peace, a true patriot, who only wants good things for Ghana and the people. It has now become clear to every Ghanaian that no amount of dirty and false propaganda can change that now.”

The youth appealed to people in the region to vote for Nana Addo and the NPP, to salvage Ghanaians from the suffering they are going through.