Politics of 2014-08-28

NPP Diaspora declare support for Akufo-Addo

Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the diaspora have declared their full support for Nana Addo ahead of Sunday’s special congress.

“They voted in the United States 93 percent, 99.5 percent in Germany and 92 percent in the UK. So this means that all three votes from this foreign branches have declared their support for Nana Addo”, Mustapha Hamid, Spokesperson for Nana Addo revealed.

Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will cast their votes at a special congress on Sunday, August 31 to prune the number of presidential hopefuls from seven to five.

The seven aspirants vying for 5 slots of the party includes; the 2008 and 2012 presidential candidate of the party , Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a former minister , Mr Alan Kwadjo Kyerematen, MP for Mampong, Mr Francis Addai Nimoh and Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, a former Minister.

All aspirants are currently on tour around the country campaigning. However, in an interview on Citi FM’S point blank, Mustapha Hamid was excited about Nana Addo’s chances at the upcoming special congress.

“Overall we think it has been a good campaign and we are confident that the outcomes will be good,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra regional chairman of the NPP, Ishmael Ashittey has called on the hierarchy of the party to cancel the upcoming special congress should one candidate win 90 percent of the votes.

“If we go to the special delegate election and you say one person is going to get over 90% of the votes, I don’t see the reason why others will like us to continue to go into an election again”.