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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Tribalism will end under my leadership – Akufo-Addo

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has promised to bring to end the politics of tribalism that has gained root in the fabric of the Ghanaian society.

He said his government will be one that will not discriminate against any tribe, ethnic or religious grouping in the country.

The opposition leader again, condemned the politics of tribalism and ethnicity being waged continuously by President John Mahama in his campaign in the North, with 15 days to the conduct of the December 7 elections.

He stated that all of his adult life has been spent fighting for the progress of the Ghanaian people, without recourse to ethnicity, colour or tribe.

“I fought Acheampong’s Union Government. Acheampong was an Ashanti, but it didn’t make any difference to me. I thought the Union Government was a bad idea and I opposed it. I opposed PNDC under Rawlings, who is Ewe, because I thought military government is not good for Ghana. I am tribal blind, I am colour blind. It is Ghana which is my interest,” he added.

Nana Akufo-Addo made this observation when he addressed tens of thousands of NPP supporters and sympathizers at the party’s Northern Regional Rally held at the Jubilee Park in Tamale on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

The NPP flagbearer commenting further, assured the gathering that the ‘new Ghana’ under his leadership will be one of a “united Ghana, where all the people of Ghana will be together as one indissoluble link. We don’t want a situation where tribe is set tribe, North is set against South. That is the politics of yesterday. That is the politics of reaction.

“We are moving forward into a new destiny, a destiny which has a united Ghana being able to afford a good standard of living for all Ghanaians. We are going to build a new civilization, a new Ghanaian civilization which is going to be the light of Africa and the wonder of the world.

“We, here in Ghana, are capable of it. Our destiny, the destiny of the Black Star, beckons us, as we try to forge a new future of progress and prosperity for our people,” he concluded.