Diasporian News of Tuesday, 24 June 2014
EMBRACE ALL AND LET'S WIN 2016 TOGETHER - AKUFO ADDO
Organisers of ‘Akufo Addo for 2016’ Campaign visited Nana Akufo Addo in London on Sunday, 22/06/2014 to officially introduce themselves to him. The group also took the opportunity to outline their vision and objectives to the 2012 flagbearer of the NPP. Nana Akufo Addo on his part thanked the group and expressed appreciation to all his supporters, especially, UK for their continuous support of his bid and commitment to NPP as a party. He also took the opportunity to advise the group to be civil in all their campaigns and ensure healthy competition.
Nana Akufo Addo also used that opportunity to encourage the organisers to broaden the base of the campaign by allowing more volunteers to join and also encouraged them to accept and work cooperatively with all persons who support his bid to secure the party's mandate for the third term regardless of their previous allegiances. He emphasised "the need to embrace all to show total support for my bid". He used the occasion to express his heartfelt appreciation to Ghanaians in UK for their overwhelming endorsement of his bid to lead the part to victory, 2016. He also thanked them for their belief in NPP as the only alternative to restoring Ghana’s economy and building a fairer society for all Ghanaians.
‘Akufo Addo for 2016’ is a voluntary campaign group formed in UK, to first impress on Nana Addo to lead the NPP party for victory 2016. When Nana Akufo Addo officially announced his intention to contest the flagbearership of NPP on 20/03/2014, the group started mobilising logistics and resources to first, support the re-election of Nana Akufo Addo as the flagbearer and also support the NPP with similar resources and logistics to prosecute the 2016 election. The group is of diverse makeup, drawn from a broad base of Ghanaians in UK, registered and non-registered members of NPP, businessmen and women, sympathisers and floating voters.
The campaign group officially launched Nana Akufo Addo’s campaign on 15/06/2014 at Chestnust Community Centre- London. It was at this launch that one of the guest speakers, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Bothwey, MP for Anyaa –Sowutuom announced that over 100 NPP parliamentarians support Nana Akufo Addo’s bid to lead the NPP to victory 2016. At the same function, Hon Ursula Owusu – MP for Ablekuma West re-echoed the position of many Ghanaians in UK supporting ‘Nana Addo for 2016’ Campaign. She said, “Nana Addo did not lose 2012 election and the whole party as well as any objective Ghanaian who watched the Supreme Court petition attest to this simple fact”. She further retorted “It is therefore incumbent on us as a party to bury our personal ambitions and interest and focus on wrestling power from the NDC- 2016 with a candidate who will guarantee us that victory”.
‘Akufo Addo for 2016’ campaign group has outlined series of activities to galvanise support and logistics across Europe, Asia and America to support Nana Akufo Addo’s bid for re-election and after this, galvanise more support and logistics for NPP to prosecute 2016 election. The group is of firm belief that NPP, under Nana Akufo Addo and Dr. Bawumiah stewardship, is the surest bet to restoring Ghana’s economy and creating a favourable environment for private sector businesses.
BY: ‘Akufo Addo for 2016’ Secretariat
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