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General News of Sunday, 4 December 2016

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Repeat what happened in Gambia in Ghana - Addo Kufuor

Former Defense Minister Addo Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to replicate what happened in The Gambia by voting out the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He says the manner the 22 years reign of The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh was brought to an end by the citizens is worth repeating in Ghana.

'The young guys have you found any work doing?' he asked hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters at the party's national rally held at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra on Sunday.

‘I’m from same town as Mahama, but will vote for Akufo-Addo’ – Jinapor

An Aide to New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says despite hailing from the same town as President John Mahama, he will vote against him.

John Jinapor says he would not be blinded into voting for the President who is the flagbearer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) because he is a northerner.

He says Ghanaians have for the past eight years been wallowing in economic hardship because of what he described as bad policies of the NDC.

“I am a Northerner, a Gonja like President Mahama and a descendant of the Great Sumaila Ndewura Jakpa but will vote for Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said.

Mr Jinapor made these remarks when he addressed several hundreds of NPP supporters at the party’s national rally held at the forecourt of the Ghana National Trade Fair Center in Accra.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP)'s national campaign rally has commenced at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra, Sunday.

The programme themed ‘The Battle is the Lord’s’ has been attended by hundreds of NPP supporters across the country.

The party bigwigs among which include former ministers of state have started arriving.

Former Water Works Minister, Hackman Owusu Agyemang, former Interior Minister, Kwamena Bartels, and former Defence Minister Addo Kufuor are seated at the rally ground.

The others include former Trade Minister, Kofi Konadu Apraku, former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I. C. Quaye, and scores of others.

Other dignitaries:

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, NPP Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are expected to join the rally.

All the 275 NPP parliamentary candidates across the country will be there.

Earlier: NPP holds mammoth national campaign rally today

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will on Sunday hold its national campaign rally to climax months of vigorous campaign ahead of Wednesday's polls.

The programme themed ‘The Battle is the Lord’s’ will take place at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra at 11 a.m.

Dignitaries expected to address the function include, former President John Agyekum Kufuor; NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the party’s Acting National Chairman, Freddie Blay.

The rally will be attended by all parliamentary candidates of the party, district, regional and national executives of NPP as well as sympathizers.

The party is expected to use the opportunity to tell Ghanaians why it is the most viable and reliable party to be considered in next week Wednesday’s polls.

Nana Akufo-Addo has stated three things that differentiate flagbearer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), President John Mahama from him.