General News of Monday, 16 September 2013
Recent declaration of support for 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by some party bigwigs has been met with criticisms by some party leaders and members.
Though Nana Addo has chided critics who have accused National Executives of imposing leaders on the party during his first of ten regional “Thank You Tours” by party executives across the country in Accra, he indicated that the NPP has a culture that makes it impossible for leaders to be imposed on them.
“Those who are going around saying that people are trying to force myself on the NPP they don’t know the NPP well. Our party has never been about the cult of personality, that is not our party...the NPP, we believe in internal democracy and we will continue to believe in internal democracy,” he said.
Adding, “Since the NPP was formed in 1992, we have had three presidential candidates each one of us has been elected by democratic means and whoever is elected to lead the party to 2016 will be elected by democratic means”.
But Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tema East constituency is certain that, Nana Addo will be elected again to lead the party to contest in the 2016 presidential election.
“Some of us will speak and go the length and cranny of this country and make sure he (Nana Addo) comes back to lead our party and we will do it,” he affirmed his support.
Nonetheless, Hon. Titus Glover agrees with Nana Addo that leaders are not to be imposed on the NPP.