General News Tue, 17 Jan 2012
Accra, Jan. 17, GNA – Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday expressed confidence in the electorate saying they would guarantee the country good governance by voting the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) into power come December 2012.He expressed the optimism in Accra when he met journalists who had been waiting in anticipation for the outcome of the party’s National Council meeting was being held in-camera.
Former President Kufuor stressed: “Ghanaians would do justice and will give good governance. NPP will come back to power.”
When asked to comment on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo’s choice of running mate, he said that the party’s constitution required that the flagbearer of the party made his own choice, adding he was optimistic Nana Akufo Addo would “choose a worthy running mate.”
Mr Aliu Mahama, Former Vice President who later joined his former Presidential peer in addressing journalists, said the party’s constitution required that Nana Akufo Addo announced his running mate by the first quarter of this year adding he was hopeful he would produce a running mate by March 2012. Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, General Secretary of NPP, said the Council meeting discussed issues including the biometric registration and the issue of the running mate.
He said the party would not interfere in the matter of the choice of the flag bearer’s running mate though the flagbearer was required by the constitution to make the choice in consultation with the National Council of the party.
Some names have come up for discussion in section of the media for a possible running mate for Nana Akufo Addo and they include Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula, Lepowura of Kujolobito Gate of Lepo-Kpembe in the Northern Region; Mr Ambrose Dery, Deputy Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Lawra/Nandom; Mr Alhassan Haruna, Deputy Managing Director of Metro TV and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2008 running mate of Nana Akufo Addo.