Members of the UK branch of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have thrown their support for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the party’s 2016 Presidential Candidate to guarantee victory for the NPP in 2016.
Amidst chants of “N.N.N.V”, to wit “No Nana No Vote”, NPP party faithful in the UK made their feelings known when Nana Akufo-Addo attended an NPP UK branch general meeting held last Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Dominion Centre, Wood Green, North London.
Accompanying Nana Addo were former Mayor of Accra, Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson, former Minister for Water Resources, Work and Housing, Hackman Owusu Agyeman, and MP for Akim Abuakwa North, JB Danquah Adu.
The issue at the forefront of the minds of party faithful gathered was whether their 2012 presidential candidate was going to contest to become the party’s flagbearer in the presidential primary to be held in 2014.
Special pleas were made to Nana Akufo-Addo to reconsider his decision to postpone his announcement of his intention on whether to remain in front line politics or take a back stage position in the party until he returns to Ghana.
The party faithful gathered rose to their feet and shouted “N.N.N.V! N.N.N.V!” “No Nana No Vote!” “No Nana No Vote!”
Nana Akufo-Addo expressed his appreciation to members of the NPP-UK branch, the Young Executive Forum, and Nana Ladies UK, stating that he was very honoured and appreciative of the calls for him to return to front line politics.
He said in the last six years he had not had a break from politics and therefore felt the need for a break after the 2012 presidential election petition.
He pleaded with members of the UK branch to exercise respect for one another and remain calm during the party’s impending internal elections of officers and join hands in unity to ensure that the contests are carried out in a dignified fashion.
“I am sure you all know what is happening in Ghana. The mismanagement of the country’s economy has left the economy in disarray; the NPP remains the only hope for Ghanaians,” he said.
Source: The Ghanaian Observer
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