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Opinions of Thursday, 19 September 2013

Columnist: Assibey, Ashley

NPP pick dream team for 2016


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Once upon a time a prophet or a man of God said this on one of the National Radios; “If NPP do not choose the right and honest person like Dr. Frimpong-Boateng to lead the Party, the NPP will not stop going into opposition for a long time”. I heard it clearly and always in my mind. It is happening now.

Fellow NPPIANS, I believe what the Prophet said is true, now. Why? because these two doctors are very clean as a whistle and no mistakes can be found about these two. There might be some little problems here and there but not any major ones. I heard one of the NPP founding fathers once said, the NPP elders and NEC have lost their focus. I believe it is true. The party is too divided between the Akims and the Ashantis to the extend, that none of these groups can rescue the party from the lion’s jaws of NDC. Unless we find neutral leaders or people to lead the party for now. Dr. Frimpong-Boateng and Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia might be the people we need to lead the party.Who else?

Please do this calculation by yourself and see why I think the prophet is correct. Dr. Frimpong-Boateng is from Western Region and Dr. Bawumia is a Northerner. These combinations will relief NPP from the Ashantis and Akims. In other words, both regions (Ashanti and Eastern), Northern region combined with Brong Ahafo and Cape Coast would be a victory for NPP candidates.

Any Ashanti and Akim candidate would be a disaster right now. The Akim Mafias and the Ashanti Rascals will undermine each candidate, each other especially, if the candidates are closer to Kofi Diawuo Kufour and Akufo Addo. Akufo Addo is a good person ,but he is too old and expired to face the present young President.

Misters Alan Kyeremateng, Isaac Osei, Dan Botwe, Dr. Anane, Kyei Mensah and Akomea or any other candidates from Akim and Ashanti would fail and lead to another defeat or fiasco. Let us take the Party from the Ashantis and the Akims for now. Let's give them a break to regroup NPP.

These two groups are the NPP's biggest enemies not NDC. So, stop bashing the Supreme Court, EC, and NDC. We are our own enemies.

The NPPians should put our prejudices, tribalisms and nepotisms away and pick the right candidates. Maybe we should give Dr. Frimpong-Boateng and Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia un-opposed acclamation and stop wasting money in primaries and defeat NDC once and for all. If we decide it now and plan it well, these two candidates will have enough and ample time to circle and visit around the country many times and spread their messages before the real campaign begins.

Unbelievably, it can and will happen if we unite.