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General News of Saturday, 19 December 2015


Akufo-Addo meets Sunyani Omanhene in closed-door

Flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, has finally held a closed-door meeting with the Omanhene of the Sunyani Traditional Area, Nana Bosome Asor Nkrawiri II ahead of the party’s 15th Extraordinary Conference.

The meeting follows a refusal by the Sunyani Traditional Council to receive the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, over an impasse between the council and the Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the party.

A letter signed by the Akwamuhene of the Council, Nana Kwaku Ababio to the B/A branch of the NPP was emphatic, “we are sorry to inform you that the council cannot receive Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and is entourage….”

But the NPP Youth Organiser Sammy Awuku told Joy News Nana Akufo-Addo had a fruitful meeting with the Omanhene Saturday morning.

He maintained that the NPP as a party has no issue with chiefs in the region.
A statement issued by the party after the meeting said, “Nana Akufo-Addo and his team were warmly received by the Omanhene and his elders.”

It said the NPP flagbearer was accompanied by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, his running mate; Nana Obiri Boahen, NPP deputy General Secretary; Madam Ama Busia and Hackman Owusu Agyeman, both members of the NPP National Council of Elders.

Others included Baffuor Awuah, former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister and MP for Sunyani West; Mr. Peter Mac Manu, 2016 Campaign Manager; and Kwadwo Yeboah Fordjuor, former NPP Regional Chairman.