General News of 2014-01-29

Addo Kufuor endorses Akufo-Addo for 2016

A former Defence Minister in the Kufuor administration is rallying support for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 election.
Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor is convinced the party’s twice defeated flagbearer represents the NPP’s best chance of snatching the presidency from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Who leads the opposition party to the 2016 presidential election is a question that threatens to divide the NPP; some senior politicians like Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, have publicly expressed their desire for a change in leadership.
But even before Nana Akufo-Addo declares his intention as to whether he is running for the nomination or not, many party bigwigs and grassroot supporters have insisted that he must lead the party for the third time.
Dr. Apraku himself, former health minister Richard Anane twice-defeated flagbearer candidates, Alan Kyerematen are believed to be nursing ambitions for vie for the nomination.
However, Dr. Addo Kufuor says the leadership and political maturity shown by Nana Akufo-Addo after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition challenging the outcome of the 2012 election had endeared him to many Ghanaians and therefore makes him the NPP’s best bet.
He said “the party will do itself [a lot of] good if it endorses a Nana Addo and Dr. Bawumia combination for 2016”.
Dr. Addo Kufuor who is a member of the party’s Disciplinary Committee was speaking in an exclusive interview with Nhyira FM in Kumasi.
He called on all party sympathizers to use established structures to address their grievance instead of rushing to the media to create unnecessary anxiety among grass root supporters.
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