Rousing Reception For Nana In Canada

There was a rousing welcome for the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who was expected to present his campaign message for the 2016 general elections to Ghanaians resident in Canada.

When he arrived in Toronto on October 25, 2015, over 1,200 members of the party as well as other Ghanaians thronged the Primavera Hotel in Woodbridge, Ontario, to be part of a dinner to honour him.

The following day, he addressed the biggest town hall meeting ever at the Ghanaian Presbyterian Church in Toronto, where participants in joyous mood, shouted ‘Nana ooo, Nana.’

As it has always been his style, upon arrival at the venue, he took time off to go round every single chair to shake hands with the participants whiles some people posed with him for their albums.

After exchanging pleasantries with the chiefs, he proceeded to the podium for the programme to begin.

Having finished delivering his powerful speech, many of them rushed to the microphones to ask him questions about the situation in Ghana, ranging from falling standard of education, the energy crisis dubbed dumsor, dumsor, health, bad roads, the phenomenal depreciation of the cedi, unemployment and the bloated voter register.

As if already elected president of the country, participants asked him what he would do to solve the energy crisis which is killing the Ghanaian economy and creating joblessness, what he would do to solve the high rate of armed robbery, solve the poor standard of education, among others.

Convinced with the answers given by Nana Akufo-Addo, participants sent messages across calling for a change of government in Ghana and indicated their preparedness to impress on their relatives back home to effect that change in the next general elections.

Again, they declared massive support for Nana Addo and urged him to work hard to wrest power from President John Dramani Mahama.

Their declaration of trust in the opposition leader and their support for his campaign to power in 2016 came when Nana asked them to trust him in transforming the economy of Ghana by electing him as the next president.

From Stephen A. Quaye, Toronto, Canada

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