FLAG BEARER of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2008 general elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on all party faithful and supporters to remain resolute and united even in defeat.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is the best opportunity for all party supporters to come together and demonstrate their commitment to the activities of the party,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Expressing his appreciation to thousands of NPP supporters in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis for their massive support during the 2008 general elections, at a mammoth rally at the Golden Jubilee Park in Takoradi, Nana Akufo-Addo thanked Ghanaians for their votes and support.
The NPP presidential candidate said the party still had a massive support base across the country and expressed optimism that the party would win the 2012 general elections.
He added that the opportunity to be in opposition offered the party and its leadership a chance to reflect on the past activities of the party and find a new way forward.
Nana Akufo-Addo noted that Ghanaians would also have the opportunity to compare the eight years administration of the NPP and that of the NDC and decide which party should be given the opportunity to govern the country again.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have set the best example as to what governance is and have also provided the needed infrastructure on which to build a strong economy,Ã¢â‚¬Â he stated.
He emphasised that Ghanaians would have the chance again, come 2012, to give the mantle of leadership of the country to the NPP.
He asked those who thought the NPP was in disarray to revise their notes stressing that the spirit of the party was still alive.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is not the time for us to play the blame game; letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s forge ahead in unity and we will be back again. He stressed that the best any party member could do in times like this would be to stand firm with the party as they await the next elections in 2012.
Other speakers at the rally included Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, Mr. Dan Botwe, MP for Okere, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, MP, Sekondi and Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, MP for Takoradi among others.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi