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19-Sep-2014  
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Minority Leader in Parliament and Member of Parliament for Suame in the Ashanti Region says Ghana, at this moment in time, needs the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to save this country from imminent collapse under the governance of President John Mahama.

Mincing no words in describing Ghana as a country that is riddled with rampant cases of corruption and economic meltdown, as a result of bad governance and the mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy by the John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu stated that “we need the Nana Akufo-Addo-Dr. Bawumia ticket to save this nation.”

“This is the time for Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia in the NPP. In Nana Akufo-Addo, we have one of the best lawyers in this country. Ask for the best two lawyers in Ghana, and Akufo-Addo is one of them. He is the true definition of a legal luminary. In Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, we have an economic whiz kid, an economic wizard who is extremely intelligent. This is the ticket who will neither disgrace Ghana nor the NPP,” the Minority leader stated in his endorsement of the pair.

Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu made this known when he addressed, on Friday, September 19, 2014, a Thank You meeting between Nana Akufo-Addo and delegates from the Ashanti Region who voted in the August 31 Special Electoral College, which saw Nana Akufo-Addo receive an overwhelming 80.81% endorsement.

“The AG’s department is now an emporium for corruption. We never heard that when Akufo-Addo was Attorney General. The level of rot in this country, in every aspect of the economy, is unprecedented. Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia are the men for the kind of Ghana we find ourselves in. They are the men who can fix the mess created (by President John Mahama) and bring relief to Ghanaians,” he added.

Minority leader defends Dr. Addo Kufuor

Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu also used the occasion to register his displeasure at the lies and vilification being levelled against Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor by persons belonging to the campaign team of Mr. Alan Kyerematen.

It will be recalled that Madam Hilda Addo, at the launch of the campaign of Mr. Kyerematen, which she subsequently repeated on several media platforms, stated that Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor did not support his own brother, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, in the 1998 presidential primary contest.

The Minority Leader described these claims as lies aimed at destroying Dr. Addo Kufuor, and to a large extent create rifts between members of the NPP and between members of the Kufuor family ahead of the December 2016 election.

Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu recalled how the then Ashanti Regional Chairman, Dr. Donkor Fordjour, had threatened to resign from the party following the defeat of Prof. Albert Adu Boahen to John Agyekum Kufuor in the 1996 presidential primary of the NPP. The reason for Dr. Donkor Fordjour’s threat was premised on the fact that the NPP, which claimed, at the time, that it did not lose the 1992 election, and in its wake had written the “Stolen Verdict”, had changed Prof. Adu Boahen in favour of J.A. Kufuor.

“If they do not know, let me remind them. Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor was the one who begged Dr. Donkor Fordjour not to resign because of his brother’s victory. Everyone who knows Dr. Fordjour knows the contribution he subsequently made to the campaign of J.A. Kufuor in 1996,” the Minority Leader revealed.

He further revealed that “Dr. Addo Kufuor was the Chairman of the fundraising committee in the Ashanti Region, under the leadership of Dr. Donkor Fordjour, which raised large sums of money to support the campaign of President Kufuor.”

Likewise during the 1998 Sunyani contest, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu recalled the role played by Dr. Addo Kufuor in support of J.A. Kufuor’s candidature.

“So today, because of a party contest, people will stoop so low to lie about such a man as Dr. Addo Kufuor and his immense contributions to the NPP and Ghana. What do they seek to benefit from such lies? Such persons and utterances do not have a place in the NPP,” he added.

“If we don’t make the party attractive, the neutrals and non-committed will not come to support us. No one wants to be inside a burning house. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us resolve to work harder. We need greater unity and greater reconciliation. If we don’t resolve to save this nation, future generations will never forgive us,” he ended.
 
 
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