TWO-TIME FLAGBEARER of the opposition new Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reaffirmed his commitment in bridging the developmental gap between the north and the south, should he become the country’s next President.
His desire to achieve this long-time dream according to him, is to ameliorate the suffering of residents through transformational programmes and policies.
Addressing party supporters in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital, as part of his tour of the region, the 2012 presidential aspirant, who is aspiring to lead the NPP again to the 2016 polls, noted that the Northern Development Fund (NDF) under his watch, would bring about the needed development.
The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), under the current dispensation led by President John Dramani Mahama, he observed, was a colossal failure and disappointment to the people of the north.
He accused government and its allies of using SADA to siphon money from the state purse to the disadvantage of the poor people of the north, and promised that the NDA, when implemented, would live up to its mandate.
Akufo-Addo said the people of the north deserve better in order to catch up with their counterparts elsewhere in Ghana.
He stressed however, that those beautifully crafted and thought-through ideas could not come to fruition if he was not mandated by the party delegates at the forthcoming congress to lead the NPP as its flagbearer.
In this light, he appealed to all delegates to vote for him in order to contest the presidential elections which he was optimistic of winning and rolling out concrete policies and programmes to better the lives of Ghanaians as President.
All the 31 constituency chairmen in the region openly declared their support for him, indicating that he was the best bet for the NPP to reclaim power in 2016.
Campaign Coordinator of the former flagbearer, Boakye Agyarko, disclosed to DAILY GUIDE that he was overwhelmed by the support the candidate had so far received up north.
This, according to him, was a clear manifestation that hard work pays and commended the people of the Northern sectors of the country for the open show of love and support to Nana Addo.
Nana and his campaign team had since left for the Upper West Region to round up the first-leg of their tour of the north before proceeding to the Brong-Ahafo Region.
From Stephen Zoure, Tamale
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