General News of Saturday, 21 December 2013
Source: The Insight
Nana Obiri Boahen, former Deputy Minister of Interior has stated emphatically that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the 2012 elections.
Obiri Boahene who is a practicing lawyer described the Supreme Court decision on the presidential election petition as a ‘miscarriage of justice”. He was speaking in an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Radio Gold.
From this position, Nana Obiri Boahen then puts up the argument that Nana Akufo-Addo ought to be elected as the presidential candidate for the 2016 elections.
He claimed that Nana Akufo-Addo has an unfinished business to complete. “The Akufo-Addo-Bawumia ticket is still relevant” he said.
Nana Obiri Boahen said if for some reason Nana Akufo-Addo could not offer himself as the candidate, he would support Bawumia.
“You don’t change a coach who is doing well” he said. Nana Obiri Boahen supported Professor Albert Adu Boahen in his 1996 contest with former President John Agyekum Kufuor. By this declaration, Nana Obiri Boahen has joined the ranks of Maxwell Kofi Jumah, Gabby Otchere-Darko and the team supporting the candidature of Nana Akufo-Addo.
Maxwell Kofi Jumah was a keen supporter of Mr. Alan Kyeremateng until recently.
Those who have been named as likely contestants for the flagbearership of the NPP include, Alan Kyeremateng, Dr. Richard Anane, Paapa Owusu Ankomah, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, Dr. Arthur Kobina Kennedy, Nana Akufo-Addo and Mr. Joe Ghartey.