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General News of Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Source: classfmonline.com

Ignore hi5, focus on Elephant – Akufo-Addo

The 2016 flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged party supporters to disregard the “high five” mantra – depicting the No.5 position he occupies on the ballot paper – and rather look out for the Elephant, the opposition party’s symbol – on the ballot paper when voting in the 7 December polls.

The slogan has been adopted to drum home the position Mr Akufo-Addo occupies on the voting paper.

But speaking in a press conference in Kumasi on Wednesday 30 November, Mr Akufo-Addo said although he is fifth on the presidential ballot paper, some of his parliamentary candidates would not be at No.5 on the ballot sheet, hence party supporters needed to concentrate on the symbol of the party, the Elephant, instead of the number five.

In constituencies where some parties fail to field parliamentary candidates, the NPP aspirant will likely not be at the number five position on the ballot sheet.

“In this election, I have heard people say high-five, but I’m here to plead with you that what is most important is the elephant, because the NPP’s symbol is the elephant, the presidential candidate’s is also the elephant. Not all MPs will be number five on the ballot, so the most important thing is to remember the Elephant when you are voting.”