The heat of Nana Addo’s campaign tour to Tema West has joined Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah and Irene Naa Torshie Addo to work for the victory of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in this year’s general elections.
Irene Naa Torshie lost her parliamentary seat to Carlos Ahenkorah when the party went to its primary July 2015, which saw Miss Irene polling 273 votes and Carlos garnering 503 votes of a total of 776 total valid votes.
Flabbergasted at her defeat, Irene Naa Torshie Addo and Carlos Ahenkorah had not been in the good books of each with the former allegedly working against the 2016 parliamentary victory of the victor by wooing the some NPP electorates to vote ‘skirt and blouse’ when they went to the polls.
Naa Torshie, furthermore, was believed to have hidden behind some disgruntled supporters of her party to sue Carlos Ahenkorah; however, the suit was later dismissed, thus, giving Mr. Ahenkorah a clean bill to contest this year’s election.
Due to her wild posture, consequently, a greater number of NPP supporters and even political opponents of the party thought she and Carlos Ahenkorah would never mend, but Nana Addo’s fever in the Tema West Constituency pulled out the ace of reconciliation.
Not too long when Nana Addo had arrived at Community Two to address the large party supporters, Irene Naa Torshie Addo, looking very elegant in a white lace dress over a pair of blue jeans, appeared among the crowd amidst loud cheers.
She mounted the podium and to the dismay of their supporters, hugged Carlos Ahenkorah and held his hand shoulder high, a display of peace and unity that sent the crowd chanting and falling over one another.
Holding the microphone, Naa Torshie said: “I endorse the candidature of my brother Carlos Ahenkorah,” words that sent scores of the NPP supporters shedding tears.
Pledging her hundred percent support for Carlos Ahenkorah to ensure that Tema West continued to be a waterloo for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Irene Naa Torshie Addo told her supporters to bury their differences and work for the victory of the NPP.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in few words, commended Naa Torshie especially for her show of maturity by making the move to forgive anybody who might have wronged her before, during and after the NPP primary.
“Ghanaians need us back into government to rescue them from this quagmire of economic mismanagement and the way to go about it to give us the needed votes is what I have surprisingly witnessed here this afternoon.
“We cannot fail the wailing Ghanaian who cannot make ends meet because of this bad administration.”
Nana Addo’s campaign tour later saw him in Ashaiman where his vehicle was swarmed by a mammoth crowd from the Ashaiman overhead to the Mandela Park through to Valco Flat.
Though the crowd appeared in their thousands to welcome Nana Addo, their congestion on the streets of Ashaiman could not overwhelm the police who ensured that other vehicles could move smoothly.
Story By: Inusah Musah