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General News of Saturday, 29 October 2016

Source: GhanaWeb

We anticipated Dambai sabotage – Mike Ocquaye Jr.

Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party, Mike Ocquaye Jnr has stated that the party anticipated they would be sabotaged at Dambai.

He revealed that their fears were confirmed when they heard that the campaign team of their flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo were left stranded at the bank of the Dambai river.

Mike Ocquaye Jnr sighted previous happenings in 1996 and 2012 as antecedents and stated that they were not really surprised, adding that the most important matter was that Nana Akufo-Addo and the team made it to the other side and were received warmly by the chiefs.

“This has happened in the past actually on three occasions and so we sought of anticipated that this may happen. Unfortunately, our fears were realized and so we tried to call on security and emergency services to deal with it as quickly as possible.

“We felt there was a bit of hesitance and undue delay but eventually it was moved and what was expected actually happened, Nana Akufo-Addo was able to get to the people of Dambai, the chiefs and people were very excited.

“They promised that they would listen to his message and vote impartially and not on tribal lines but on message,’’ he said.

Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his campaign team finally boarded the Dambai ferry despite an initial setback Tuesday morning.

He was set to go to Krachi Nchumuru and Krachi West Constituencies to propagate the party's change message ahead of the December 7 polls.