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Akufo-Addo's greatest fear is Addai-Nimoh not Alan – Sir John

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Author:
nanakito
Date:
2014-10-16 18:35:16
Comment to:
Akufo-Addo's greatest fear is Addai-Nimoh not Alan

My dear delegates, before you cast your vote come
Oct 18 to select a leader for our dear party, lets
remember the importance of change as spelt out by
our dear two times flagbearer Nana Addo Danquah in
Sunyani congress in 1998.
Akufo-Addo capitalized
on Kufuor’s defeat and equally
demanded a change of flag-bearership.
To him, it was morally wrong for the
NPP delegates to retain Kufuor because,
Prof. Adu Boahen was never given a
second chance. Below are some of the
statements Nana Addo made at the NPP
Congress at Sunyani in 1998 that have
been captured in the electronic and
print media:
• “I am aware that there are some of
you who are nervous about the
prospects of change in our leadership.
We changed leader in 1996 and again
this year, some of us are canvassing for
another change for 2000. I have been
through these matters with you at your
homes. Change in 1996 improved our
performance – the vote of our
candidate more than doubled from 1.2
million in 1992 to 2.8 million in 1996;
our percentage of vote went from 30%
in 1992 to 40% in 1996; the number of
constituencies in which we had
majorities increased from 43 in 1992 to
62 in 1996. So on all fronts, we
improved our performance. It is not
true then that change hurts. On the
contrary it improves our standing.”
Nana Addo continues;
• “I call on members of the party to
embrace change in leadership of the
party. Such changes are far from
harming the fortunes of the party”.
• “Change improves the chances of
political parties as a new face eventually
means new ideas, new methods and
new strategies”.
He further asserts;
• “Any candidate elected as the NPP’s
flag-bearer has already secured 30% of
the total valid votes. Failure to garner
the remaining 20% plus 1 means the
candidate has failed, and therefore
must be changed.”
On his view on floating voters, Nana
Addo said;
• “The NPP must elect a leader who has
appeal outside the party and could
reach out to the larger electorate and
that if it fails to do this, power could
once again elude it” – DAILY GRAPHIC,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8,1998. Page 11.
• “Whereas political parties have been
known to have succeeded in winning
power through changes of their leaders,
there has been no instance in the
history of democratic politics where a
leader failed to win power at the first
attempt, succeeds when presented the the second.
This time round, its not even the second. We cant
continue to be in opposition.WE NEED A CHANGE
AND THE TIME IS NOW!!!

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ADUM on Oct 16, 2014 19:58
nanakito on Oct 16, 2014 18:35
Re: Akufo-Addo's greatest fear is Addai-Nimoh not