Bolga NPP Boys Thank Nana

Some youth groups of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, have expressed profound gratitude to the party’s 2016 presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, for reconciling constituency and regional executives as well as several youth groups sympathetic to the party in the region.

The four, which are believed to be the main youth groups of the party in the region, in a joint statement commended Nana Addo immensely for brokering peace in the Upper East NPP which had in recent times witnessed some tensions and divisions, following the acid attack on the late Upper East Regional chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Adams Mahama, which led to his untimely death.

“This gesture by Nana Akufo-Addo has doused whatever flames of suspicion that existed amongst us as youth and our regional officers; and we are most grateful to Nana Akufo-Addo for this,” according to the youth – in a move that seems to be a forward-march for the NPP as a political party.

The NPP standard bearer, it would be recalled, immediately after the final funeral rites of the late Adams Mahama held in Bolgatanga, pledged to ensure that unity prevail once again in the party in the region.

The flagbearer, together with members of his team who attended Adams’ adua (funeral), met all 15 constituency chairpersons of the party as well as youth groups to listen to their grievances and tried to find lasting solutions to the conflicts rocking the party in the Upper East Region, assuring them of his continued support towards the success of the party at all levels.

The youth in their statement jointly signed by Karim Ahmed Bediako, Karim Aliya, Asukuga George and Al Amin Sofo, observed that they had heeded the advice of Nana Addo and had vowed to let peace prevail in the party in the interest of the larger NPP family.

“We have listened to our leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, and want to make it unequivocally clear that we are strongly behind all our regional executives and will work hard and help them prosecute a successful campaign in honour of our hero, Chairman Adams,” the youth vowed.

They however, lamented how the death of the late Adams Mahama, which is alleged to have been perpetrated by Gregory Afoko, younger brother of the NPP National Chairman, Paul Afoko, had led to unnecessary conflicts among party supporters and executives in the region.

They have therefore appealed to the party executives to dedicate themselves towards ensuring that the biggest opposition party “wins the target of eight seats set by Adams Mahama in the 2016 election and ensure that Nana Akufo-Addo becomes president in 2016.”