The 2012 Presidential Candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has described the 2013 verdict of the Supreme Court as a painful experience.
“It is painful enough to lose an election, I can testify to that; but the pain should not come with a suspicion of having been cheated. We should be able to congratulate the winner enthusiastically and extend the support needed for our many problems to be tackled. This will ensure that the winner has some time and peace of mind for the serious business of governance, without having to deal with the nonstop politicking of the electoral cycle,” he said.
The two-time presidential candidate however stated that his enthusiasm to lead the party is undiminished.
“Today, I am back in the hurly-burly of frontline politics and my enthusiasm is undiminished. I believe I can, in all humility, provide the leadership that is needed to get the NPP back into power and Ghana into prosperity if the NPP honours me again with the mandate to lead the party into the 2016 presidential election,” he said.
Addressing party members at Kumasi in the Ashanti region, Akufo-Addo said “I believe I can, in all humility, provide the leadership that is needed to get the NPP back into power and Ghana into prosperity if the NPP honours me again with the mandate to lead the party into the 2016 presidential election.”
Nana Akufo Addo also called for maximum vigilance on the part of party members to “protect” the party’s votes and ensure victory in 2016.
“A major lesson is the need for maximum vigilance on the part of NPP people so that we can protect our votes and ensure that our victory is correctly recorded and reported from the polling station.The greater lesson for us as a nation is that we seek to improve our electoral process as a whole, based on the revelations that emerged from the court hearings,” he said
Akufo Addo also noted that the party was cheated in the 2016 elections
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By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana