The flagbearer and leader of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has given a solemn pledge that since he is an old man, he will never steal Ghana's money if voted president in 2016.
Mr. Akufo-Addo said this at Kibi when he was addressing delegates of the party from the Abuakwa South constituency yesterday.
He said, “We are coming to make Ghana a better place-we are not coming to power to loot the state coffers. I've never stolen state money, why should I steal state money now that I am an old man.”
Mr. Akufo-Addo, while expressing optimism that he will win the 2016 election, said he would still remain incorruptible when voted as president in his third attempt at the presidency.
The NPP leader arrived in Kibi on yesterday ahead of the NPP's parliamentary primaries on tomorrow.
He is expected to vote as a delegate at the Abuakwa South Constituency primary which is keenly being contested by the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Atta Akyea, Kingsley Agyeman and Lawyer Kwame Boateng.
Mr. Akufo-Addo called on delegates of the party to ensure peaceful parliamentary primaries to maintain the unity and peaceful co-existence in the NPP.
He said the NPP needs unity to achieve victory in the 2016 elections. He urged supporters of the various aspirants to come together after the election on tomorrow. Mr. Akufo-Addo gave the assurance that being a native of Kibi; he would ensure massive development in the area, Eastern Region and Ghana as a whole.
Campaign for Atta Akyea
Supporters of the two aspiring candidates in the Abuakwa South constituency were unhappy with the party’s flagbearer and some gurus in the NPP such as Hackman Owusu Agyeman and Dr. Addo-Kufuor for allegedly campaigning for Atta Akyea, who they have vowed to oust from the seat.
They questioned why the other candidates were not invited when the team met the delegates at Kibi with only Atta Akyea present. At the meeting with the delegates, Mr Akufo-Addo explained that, the two aspirants were invited; however, it was unclear why they failed to make it to the meeting.
Some 17,000 delegates are expected to vote in the region on tomorrow for 89 aspirants.
Source: Daily Heritage
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