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General News Sat, 9 May 2009

Movement wants Nana Akufo-Addo as NPP flagbearer for 2012

Kumasi, May 9, GNA - The "Nana Akufo-Addo for President 2012" (NAFOP 2012), a pressure group, has stressed the need for the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to settle on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the party's flagbearer for the next presidential elections.

"Nana Akufo-Addo has proven to be capable of leading the party back to power as his track record of selflessness, commitment to the NPP's cause, courage and truthfulness make him stand tall among the rest", the movement said. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Odeneho Nana Oppong and Mr Joseph Kwadwo Boampong, National Chairman and General Secretary, respectively and issued in Kumasi on Saturday. It stated that even though the NPP was yet to decide on who should lead the party into the next general elections, "it was the hope of NAFOP that the leadership of the party will take the organisational abilities and competence of Nana Akufo-Addo into consideration by giving him the nod".

The statement reminded well-meaning NPP supporters that Nana Akufo-Addo enjoys massive support not only from his own party members but also from other political parties as was evidenced in the massive votes he obtained in the last elections. It called on members of the NPP, who shared in the vision of Nana Akufo-Addo, to put in serious efforts at broadening the support base of the party at all levels to enhance the party's bid to return to power in 2012. The statement appealed to members of the movement in all regions to strengthen their organisational abilities and internal structures for the task ahead.

Source: GNA