Nana Konadu not interested in 2016 elections;pledeges support for Nana Addo

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has signalled its disinterest in contest for the 2016 presidential elections after declaring support for NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr. Josiah Aryeh who paid a courtesy call on the NPP flagbearer said  “we believe that, in you (Nana Akufo-Addo), we can have the sort of leadership that we need for that change. We are in danger of falling into the pits of kakistocracy and I think that we here are too level-headed, broad-minded and open-minded to allow these things to go on.”

According to the NDP Chairman, Ghana is in a “critical stage” and is hopeful that under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo, the change Ghanaians are desperately yearning for will manifest.

The two year-old party is a split from the ruling National Democratic Congress – NPP’s arch political rivals.Josiah Aryeh’s visit therefore sets up a case of what could be described as the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

The NDP Chairman was of the firm conviction that Ghanaians, who voted for John Mahama and the NDC in the 2012 election, have regretted their actions, explaining that “I believe that Ghanaians have learnt each time we go through the electoral cycle.

We bear the pain of those we think ought to be there (leading us), but aren’t there and this time round, (in 2016) we want to make sure that we stand shoulder to shoulder, with all like-minded Ghanaians, to ensure that Ghana gets the best.”

This is the second time a top official of the party has called on the NPP leader after NDP’s flagbearer Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings called on Nana Akufo-Addo to explain an important Supreme Court ruling on who won the 2012 presidential elections.

Nana Konadu meets Nana Akufo Addo
As explained by Josiah Aryeh, 2012 NPP flagbearer of the NDP Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings was unable to lead the delegation to visit Nana Addo for the second time after falling sick.

He explained to Akufo-Addo that the leader of the NDP, Her Excellency Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, who was to have led the delegation, was temporarily indisposed.

The NDP Chairman was accompanied by Mr. Hayford Amoako, General Secretary of the party, Mr. Gaisie, Director of Operations of the party, Ernest Owusu Bempah and Ms Yaa Adusei, both part of the communications team, and Alhaji Frimpong, Director of Research and Development.

Nana Akufo-Addo, on his part, welcomed the message of solidarity and the “outstretched hand of co-operation” from the NDP, urging that regular meetings and the sharing of ideas should take place, as “we can’t go to sleep and wake up in 2016 to prepare for battle.”

“I am sure all of us are clear in our minds that we want the best for this country, a country that has tremendous potential. And if we all put our shoulders to the wheel in an honest and patriotic manner, we should be able to get a good result for Ghana, in terms of progress of our nation and satisfying the demands of our people for a better life,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.

Present at the meeting were Mr. John Boadu, NPP National Organiser; Ms. Otiko Djaba, NPP National Women’s Organiser; Mr. Sammy Awuku, NPP National Youth Organiser; and Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffuor, a member of the Party’s National Council.   

  Story by Ghana ||Edwin.Appiah|[email protected]

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