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Politics Sun, 25 Jul 2010

A Vote For Akufo-Addo Is A Vote For Ghana’s Future - Ken Agyapong

The Member of Parliament for the Assin North, Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has called on NPP delegates in the upcoming August 7 Primaries of the party to “vote for Akufo-Addo as that will be a vote for Ghana’s future.”

He observed that “it is obvious today that the Ghanaian people have already had enough of the sluggish NDC administration and want the NPP to come back to power and provide them with a strong, purposeful and visionary leadership that will improve their living standards.

Amongst the five aspirants, Nana Akufo-Addo is the one who can win us the power in 2012. Everywhere you go in our country; his name is the one the people are mentioning.”

He continued that “it is also important for the party to recognise and reward hard work, loyalty and commitment to the cause of the party over the years and I know that none of the aspirants can match Akufo-Addo in that regard.”

He was speaking at the Social Welfare Institute, Madina, where Nana Akufo-Addo and his Victory 2012 Campaign Team met with delegates of the Abokobi/Madina constituency to sell their message of hope to them.

He recounted how instrumental Nana Akufo-Addo was in the formation of the NPP and how he has invested all his time, energy and resources to ensure the establishment and growth of the party.

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“Those who show their faces when things get difficult need to be rewarded when the time comes and I have no doubt in my mind that this is Akufo-Addo’s time” he said.

He explained how Nana Akufo-Addo invested his time and money to ensure that the Electoral College of the party will be expanded to include polling station executives.

Nana Akufo-Addo he said has since the year 1998 been advocating for the expansion of the party’s Electoral College in order to allow the power of the party to be at the grass roots.

He noted that “we are all gathered here in our numbers today because of the vision of Nana Akufo-Addo. He has recognised the role you the grass roots play in the party and has led the crusade for you to become delegates of the party.

On August 7, remember that the one who gave you the power is the one who has good intentions for you and our nation.”

He said that it is dangerous for the growth of the party for anyone to lead the party and after he/she is gone try to impose another person on the party.

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“So if you don’t have a Godfather in the party, your hard work and service will not be recognised. I think it is a bad proposition and we have to stand up against it and vote for the one who has been with us throughout the times,” he noted.

He also called on the delegates to consider Nana Akufo-Addo’s vast political experience and his performance in the 2008 general election.

The political atmosphere according to him currently favors only Nana Akufo-Addo, partly because of his commitment to the party’s cause over the years and partly because of his impressive 49.8% performance in the 2008 general election.

The opposition NDC, he observed are currently afraid of a stiff contest from Nana Akufo-Addo due to his performance in the last election hence their decision to campaign for another candidate to lead the NPP in the next general election.

Hon. Agyapong however warned the NDC to focus on delivering on their better Ghana agenda which he believes is already a failure and stop the attempts to influence NPP delegates to vote for a particular candidate against Akufo-Addo.

Source: Nana Addos Campaign Team