Ghana’s biggest opposition party is in sturdy form for next year’s general elections, flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has said.
The three-time flagbearer told the New Patriotic Party’s Extraordinary National Delegates’ Conference in Sunyani on Saturday December 19, 2015 that his travels though the 10 regions of Ghana showed him that the party was in “solid shape”, despite what he described as the “tumultuous” year it has had.
“Between 3rd September and 12th October, barely 3 months ago, I went around the 10 regions of the country on what I called the ‘Rise and Build Tour’.
“I did so to touch base with our party members soon after the parliamentary primaries were held in most of the constituencies, in order to prepare them for next year’s campaign. What I saw convinced me that our party, the NPP, was in solid shape.
“Everywhere I went, I saw and met with enthusiastic and forward-looking members and supporters of the party. I met and saw people who were not necessarily party members or even what you might call our traditional supporters. They were also enthusiastic and generous in their welcome,” the former Attorney General said.
According to him, Ghanaians were singing one song everywhere he went. “The message I got everywhere was the same: Ghanaians are looking up to the NPP to win the 2016 elections decisively and govern this country with honesty and competence, so that we can generate prosperity for the broad masses of our people. At every opportunity, I assured the people that the NPP would work hard to make us worthy of the trust being reposed in us.”