General News of Monday, 28 October 2013
The presidential candidate of the NPP for the 2012 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo says he is still looking up to God for spiritual guidance and directions regarding his political future.
His comments follow speculations that the two-time defeated presidential candidate had abandoned any thoughts of a third bid for the presidency.
Nana Akufo-Addo announced at a news conference minutes after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition he and two others brought challenging the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections that he was going to take a break from politics.
Since nothing has been heard about his ambitions but newspaper publications last week suggested that he had bowed out of politics for good.
But addressing supporters of the NPP in London over the weekend, Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated his decision to announce his political future when he returns from the UK where he is taking a rest.
He told the supporters that God's guidance will determine whatever decision he comes, stressing the need for the rank and file of the NPP to stay united and contribute ideas towards the party's progress.
Meanwhile, former Executive Director of the pro-NPP think-tank Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere Darko says Nana Akufo-Addo is the best bet to win the 2016 election for the opposition party.
In an article published Monday, Mr. Otchere-Darko said publications suggesting that the former flagbearer will not run again are false and must be disregarded.