Opinions Sat, 22 May 2010

NPP Delegates Have Power To Elect Alan Not MPs

The assumption of New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentarian members, some of the council of Elders and some newly elected executives that the NPP presidential nomination for the 2012 general election is Akufo Addo’s entitlement is a lie. I assure them that this 70-year-old man who ought to be retirement will never have a mandate to lead the party after his disastrous performance for the 2008 general elections again. This will never happen again. My question to all of the NPP MP’s who are making all this useless noise is; what has this 70- year- old man Akufo Addo achieved for his seven years under Kufuor administration? The answer is clear, Nothing. The NPP delegates are the Kingmakers. They should not be listening to these egocentric MP’s regarding next year when the NPP parliamentarian primaries take place. Many of them will never get reelected again from their various constituencies. You delegates have the power to elect them so please don’t allow them to tell you what to do. You are not their servants

What does a 70-year-old man monster do when he loses his mojo? He returns to his roots of course. This is the case with this Akufo Addo; after his disastrous 2008 general elections performance for sending the NPP from power to the opposition. Those who support the party establishments are the reason why NPP lost the 2008 general elections. The delegates need to reject these MP’s who supports party’s establishment, the party needs a change for the 2012 general elections. This 70 –year- old Akufo Addo has his parliamentarian cronies in parliament to support him to keep the NPP for opposition for many years. These MPs are now deceiving the entire NPP polling station executives that Akufo Addo had 49.5% so he will win the next general election; this Akufo Addo has promised to make them ministers and deputy ministers after 2012 general election. This is very sad for these MPs to continue to think that an election, which this Akufo Addo should have won hands down but lost before will now win. The election, which a sycophant should have won easily for NPP, but this Akufo Addo could not win because he is not a viable candidate to win elections in Ghana that will put the NPP in power again. As a result of his empty promises these MPs are now following this visionless, arrogant, womanizer and violent politically washed- up politician for their personal interest but not the party’s interest. It is also interesting for an MP from Wenchi who claims to be an economist but he cannot tell Ghanaians on what records his 70- year- old man Akufo Addo is running after his seven years as cabinet member under Kufuor’s administration. What is his economic achievement that NPP delegates should be allow Akufo Addo to lead the party for 2012 general elections and beyond? This carpetbagger MP should stop dreaming because he cannot tell single delegates in his constituency what to do?

The polling station executives are the only ones who have power to elect Alan to lead the NPP for the 2012 general elections but not these politically washed-out MPs. Alan is the only NPP candidate who represents their vital interest to create jobs for them in their various constituencies across the country. Among the NPP presidential wannabe’s Alan has the ability to transform the Ghanaian economy, particularly in the area of Jobs creation within the private sector and rural communities. Alan is the only candidate who will put the interest of the party foot soldiers and polling station executives above the party’s establishment. Alan is a man of integrity. That is why he has been recognized internationally by a Times international magazine special edition as one of the top hundred (100) global leaders due to his economical vision in job creation. Alan’s three years in PSI is evidence of how many job this individual will create for the nation if the NPP delegates give him the mandate to lead the party for 2012 election. I encourage all the NPP delegates to ask their MPs from their various constituencies what Jobs this 70- year- old man Akufo Addo has ever created for the nation that they should elect him? The polling station executives should realize that since they elect these MPS into office in which many of them are now living effluent lifestyle what have they ever done for them that they should listening to their foolishness? I recommend that these Delegates should use their own minds and vote for a person who represents their economic interest to provide them jobs to become self-sufficient. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen is the only candidate who will provide your needs not Akufo Addo who has a third class degree in economics and could not even manage his own business that his father left for him.

Akufo Addo is not a winnable candidate. As I have said before and I will said again, How on earth could a party like the NPP, a party that turned the nation’s economic status around from a 2 billion a year economy in 2000 to a 20 billion a year economy in 2008 in just eight years in office—how could such a party lose an election to a presidential candidate who was very sick and a party that has 19 years of disastrous economic records, records which are there for every Ghanaian to see.? Akufo Addo could not succeed in knocking Attah Mills down but if you think now that Mills is in power, this Akufo Addo can oust him then these MPs are joking. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen is the only winnable candidate to retrieve power back to NPP and help the nation, the middle class, underclass and the poling executives with Job creation.

From : Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi