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Politics of Thursday, 3 November 2016


NPP activists 'mad' at Akufo-Addo

The flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reportedly angered his party’s supporters in Dunkwa-on-Offin during his campaign visit to the Upper Denkyira East constituency.

The NPP Supporters were said to be appalled at the treatment meted to them by the Flagbearer of their Party. According to the supporters, they waited for the party’s flagbearer since 9am in the morning with brass band and 'jama groups' to give him a rousing welcome, but to their dismay, he was very late and when Nana Addo arrived at 4:30pm, he spoke for just three minutes which, a lot of the supporters gathered claim did not hear due to his voice; compelling many to leave the rally grounds.

At the same event, some angry supporters claim Otiko Djaba had said that Muslims in Dunkwa On Offin should not look at President Mahama as their own, but should look at Bawumia who is a Muslim.

According to the supporters, that statement came across in bad taste because they recall the treatment meted out to Alhaji Aliu Mahama who like President Mahama should have been the Flagbearer of the NPP after H. E. J. A. Kufour but it didn't happen; leading many to question the sincerity of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and advise themselves basing their argument on popular parlance that states that "if you don’t know death, then look for a burial ground".

Floating voters and many undecided voters in the Upper Denkyira East constituency have made up their minds to vote out the NPP Member of Parliament-Nana Amoako, who has been in Parliament for so many years but have nothing to show forth and were contemplating on voting for the NDC's Hon Emelia Ankomah who as MCE, has lobbied for several central Government projects to every part of the constituency which is impacting positively on the citizenry.