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Politics of Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Source: GNA

Addo-Kufuor files nomination papers

Accra, Oct. 31, GNA - Dr Kwame Addo-Kufuor, former Minister of Defence, on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the flagbearership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), saying he was poised to accelerate successes chalked by the current government. He arrived at the party's headquarters at mid-day amidst singing and drumming.

Dr Addo-Kufuor said the NPP government was the best since independence, because it had managed the affairs of the country with competency. He said only a man who had been identified and singled out as the best could therefore sustain and continue such good works.

"Several independent surveys conducted in this country have nominated me as the best Minister of State which give credence to the fact that I'm the best for the job," he said.

He said there were many positive signs ahead such as the construction of the Bui Dam, the West African Gas Pipeline, the Millennium Challenge Account, the discovery of oil that required a visionary person to ensure that they were effectively carried out. "For the medium term, the government has brightened the future of the country which I, Addo-Kufuor, will build upon," he said. Dr Addo-Kufuor becomes the 14th person to file to contest to lead the party into Election 2008. November 22 is set for the closing date of filing of nomination papers with December 22 fixed for the special delegates' congress where the presidential candidate would be elected. 31 Oct. 07