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General News of Friday, 11 December 2015


I've lost respect for Nana Addo - Arthur K

A former presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party Arthur Kobina Kennedy has stated that he has lost respect for flagbearer of the party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to him, Nana Addo has not shown leadership in uniting the NPP which has been hit with internal bickering over the last year.

“No, I don’t respect Nana Addo,” Dr. Kennedy responded to a question by Morning Starr host Nii Arday Clegg in an interview Friday.

Dr. Kennedy added: “I do not think that he is a respectful democratic leader and someone who respects democracy…if you ask me from the bottom of my heart whether I respect Nana Akufo-Addo as a leader then I will say no, I don’t, I respect him as an elder of the party.”

Dr. Kennedy’s comments come after the National Executive Committee of the NPP on Thursday indefinitely suspended its general secretary Kwabena Agyepong and Second Vice Chairman Sammy Crabbe for acts the party said were not in its interest.

The NPP has been inflicted with a protracted internal wrangling that has also seen the suspension of its national chairman Paul Afoko.

Mr. Afoko has, however, sued the party and its acting national chairman Freddie Blay over the suspension.

But Mr. Kennedy stated that the decision only weakens the party and renders it ineffective to contest its main opponent, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 general elections.