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Politics Tue, 12 Aug 2014

Team Alan warns: Stop the campaign of lies...

The Alan Kyeremateng campaign team has warned opponents of the flagbearer hopefuls to stop the campaign of lies and vilification aimed at tarnishing his good Image.

A press statement signed by Nana Ohene Ntow, communications Director of the Alan Kyeremateng campaign team noted that a publication in The Publisher newspaper of Wednesday 6th August – Sunday 10th August, 2014, in which one Hopeson Adorye, an active supporter of Nana Addo stated that Mr Kyeremateng was spreading leaflets claiming Nana Addo had suspended his campaign activities on grounds of ill-health was false.

“The Alan for President Campaign Headquarters, hereby, states categorically that these claims are false, unfounded and fabricated with the motive of undermining Alan’s clean, decorous and manifestly issues-based campaign” he stated.

“We wish to let all and sundry know that Alan’s message is clear, credible and strong, that he is the best-placed candidate to unite the party, resource the party adequately to fight and win elections. Alan Kyeremateng also has what it takes to fix the economy of Ghana within a matter of two years of becoming President of Ghana” it stressed further.

“With such a critical focus both on the party’s rejuvenation and national reconstruction, we wish to emphasise that Alan’s campaign team has no time to spare on trivialities and propaganda. Such trivialities and propaganda only have the potential to undermine party unity, and also jeopardise the party’s chances of winning the crucial elections of 2016," the statement noted.

The statement further admonished all party members especially, Hopeson Adorye and his ilk to tread cautiously and work together in harmony to fulfil the expectations, hopes and aspirations of Ghanaians, by bringing the NPP back to power in 2016.

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It said the focus of Alan’s campaign would not be diverted to inconsequential matters, personal attacks and divisive tendencies that would not contribute anything to the party or Ghana’s good. “What NPP and Ghana need now are positive ideas and a productive campaign that will bring NPP to power and Ghana out of the current leadership and economic mess inflicted on us by the Mahama-led NDC government."

In a related development, the statement criticised the Daily Guide newspaper for publishing a false story on Allan in its Monday, August 11, 2014, edition,

In the said publication Daily Guide reported that only a handful of constituency chairmen attended a meeting Allan held with constituency chairmen in Tamale on 8th August this year.

“For the record, twenty-nine out of the total of thirty-one constituency chairmen attended the meeting with Alan in Tamale. This is a simple matter of record which a newspaper of the stature of Daily Guide could easily have cross-checked and avoided such misrepresentation of facts," the statement clarified

“The Alan for President Campaign Team does appreciate and value our partnership with the media. We however call on the media to verify and cross-check such important details of facts as such misrepresentation of facts have the potential to undermine the credibility of the media and our valued partnership," It added.

Source: New Crusading Guide
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