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General News of Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Source: myjoyonline.com

I won't support 'over-clever' candidates - Kufuor warns NPP

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has warned New Patriotic Party (NPP) members vying for positions they will not get his support should they use inappropriate channels to get themselves elected to office.

The party will this year go to the polls to elect National Executive Officers ahead of the 2016 elections.

Election of constituency and regional executives took place late last year.

President Kufour told TV3 network in an interview on Tuesday that NPP candidates must abide by the rules governing the process.

"If you want to use cutting of corners to get to your position…you want to be 'over-clever' within the system, then you are not a true democrat and I wouldn't support you," he told party members.

"What I urge every [candidate] to do is to work within the ambit of the constitution and compete fairly," he added.

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