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I didn’t collapse after 2007 NPP congress – Apraku

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 Source: starrfmonline.com

A former presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku has dismissed reports that he collapsed after the party’s primaries in 2007.

Reports suggested that the former Trades Minister collapsed after he learnt that he had obtained a meagre 19 votes in the presidential primary which elected Nana Akufo-Addo as the presidential candidate.

But speaking about the incident for the first time on Starr Chat Wednesday, the former Member of Parliament for Offinso said he was shocked by his performance in the race but did not collapse.

“Absolutely not true, I did not obtain one vote…I was absolutely surprised, I thought we had done our work but given the number of people in the race I think we lost focus.”

The Investment Banker tipped the flagbearer of the NPP to win this year’s election saying, “Nana Addo is very focused… and not going to allow anything to come his way.”

Profile of Dr. Apraku

Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku was born on September 7, 1954 at Akumadan in the Ashanti Region.

He had his secondary education at the Tweneboa Kodua Secondary School between 1967 and 1972 and proceeded to South Albany High School in Oregon, U.S.A. after winning an AFS International essay competition after which he pursed a four-year course at the Oregon State University.

He obtained a Masters of Science at the same university, and completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Ohio State University, specialising in Economic Development.

Dr. Apraku is a former Minister of Regional Co-operation and NEPAD, and also Minister of Trade and Industry. He also served as a Member of Parliament for Offinso North Constituency.

Source: starrfmonline.com