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General News of Sunday, 20 December 2015

Source: citifmonline

NDC’s 6-yrs full of promise and fail; united we can win – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) remains the only reliable alternative to rescue Ghanaians from the National Democratic Congress’ abysmal performance which according to him has been characterized by “promise and fail” in the last six years.

Speaking at the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) 15th Extraordinary Conference in the Brong Ahafo Regional Capital, Sunyani, the former President said the NPP must remain united and focused on its mission to rescue the country from the quagmire of under-development.

This, he says, can be achieved not by the Flagbearer alone but by all members and parliamentary candidates once the party close its ranks.

According to him, the party must be attractive to undecided Ghanaian voters to fall on the NPP as the only credible alternative.

“We must not take anything for granted. I believe it is the destiny of the NPP and it can get it. I turn to believe that NPP is the biggest party in the country; it is the biggest party and where the country is now, I believe that every citizen wanting change will know that is the NPP he or she must cast their vote for but everybody wants to feel included so everybody must feel included and that means there is a responsibility on us to close our ranks and share the vision of rallying the entire nation to give our Flagbearer the 50% plus one at least. I am sure that if we put ourselves together we will get beyond 50% plus one; our candidate 54; 56 or even 56%. But first we must stay together and try to win people who are jittering to decide. Let’s assure the country that we are ready to give the nation a change."

He admonished the Flagbearer and the parliamentary candidates to campaign solely on what solutions they have to offer to the country’s problems, saying the NDC has failed to deliver on its promises.

“I want to appeal to our flagbearer and to our parliamentary candidates that what should be at the centre of our campaign are solutions. We must tell people how we are going to solve the problems of Ghana for them. That’s what they want to hear and that’s what they want to know so we should tell them we can do it. The year that is left, I doubt if our opponents can say anything different from what they’ve been saying all along; promise and fail over the past six years that’s all it’s been and that’s all the people have seen from them. Let the people know that when the NPP comes we will deliver.”

The delegates’ conference, an event recognised by the party’s constitution to take place annually and ahead of a major election, took stock of recent happenings in the party and agreed on a way forward into the 2016 general elections.

Nana Akufo-Addo’s campaign team for 2016 headed by former Chairman Peter Mac Manu, was also officially introduced together with the party’s Parliamentary Candidates for 2016 elections.

Over three thousand delegates attended the conference together with top members of the elephant family at every level.