Kufuor Shakes Cape Coast

HUNDREDS OF New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters in the Cape Coast South constituency of the Central region on Tuesday trooped to Chapel Square to welcome former President John Agyekum Kufuor to the campaign launch of the area’s parliamentary candidate, Alfred Kojo Thompson. Wearing party t-shirts amidst drumming and dancing, the supporters moved through the principal streets of Cape Coast then later converged at Chapel Square. Mr. Kufuor who wore traditional African clothing arrived at the venue around 3:30pm. Addressing the enthusiastic crowd, he said God had blessed Ghana with abundant natural resources that could be used to transform it; the only thing the country needed was good leadership to take it to the Promised Land, he said. “Ghana will need a leader with Team A. There is no party in this country that can compare itself with the NPP in terms of competent men to work with and Nana has these team A men to work with.” He debunked the assertion that Nana Akufo-Addo, the party’s flag bearer, was promising free senior high school education just to get votes saying there was nothing that could prevent Nana Addo from implementing the policy. The former president reminded the gathering that he himself while in office was able to implement many of such policies like the capitation grant, school feeding program, national health insurance and free maternal care delivery even when the country had not yet discovered oil. “If Nana Addo becomes the president, he can even use some of the oil proceeds to provide free SHS because I did a lot without the discovery of oil,” he said appealing to Ghanaians to vote for the NPP to save them from hardship. He later introduced Mr. Thompson and Dr. Henrietta Abane to the crowd as parliamentary candidates for Cape Coast South and North respectively. The MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong charged Ghanaians not to make the mistake of retaining the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in power seeing they had brought untold hardship to Ghanaians. Mr. Agyapong accused some NDC gurus in the region of training macho men to rig the election and warned them to stop in order not to cause mayhem in the country. He further accused Electoral Commission boss, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan of allegedly promising to ensure that the NDC won the election to honour his close friend at the university, the late President Mills. Former Central Regional Minister, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur appealed to Ghanaians to vote for Nana Addo to continue the good work of former President Kufuor. In attendance was NPP Deputy Communications Director, Sammy Awuku, former Information Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Kofi Jumah, MP for Asokwa, aspiring MPs as well as NPP regional and constituency executives.