Nana Begins Campaign

Nana Akufo-Addo
Two-time flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, will tomorrow launch his bid to lead the party into the general elections for the third time.

He would therefore be meeting all constituency executives of the party in the Greater Accra Region at a programme scheduled to take place at Akwei’s House, the historical meeting ground of the United Party (UP), the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition, at Akoto Lante in the Odododiodoo constituency, to kick-start his campaign.

It would be a back-to-your-roots thing for Mr Akufo-Addo, who was born in nearby Swalaba at the famous Betty House, which used to be the headquarters of the then United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) political grouping.

A good number of Members of Parliament (MPs) are also expected to be in attendance.

Though the main focus of the campaign is on party delegates for the primaries, Akufo-Addo said ‘the main issue facing Ghanaians now is the economy – the rising cost of living and cost of production.’

He is therefore expected to highlight this on his planned visit to Kantamanto, where he would meet various traders’ association leaders and move on to do same at Makola.

From there, the 2012 Presidential candidate of the NPP is expected to visit Okaishie, where at the Drug Lane, he and his entourage, including MPs and other party stalwarts would address traders and their customers.

Sources close to his campaign team said Nana Akufo-Addo has divided his campaign into four zonal areas with each of the zones having a leader and campaign coordinators.

For instance, his two-time running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is said to have been put in charge of campaign activities in the three Northern regions – Northern, Upper East and Upper West – while Stephen Ntim is in charge of Akufo-Addo’s campaign activities in the Brong Ahafo, Eastern and Ashanti regions.

DAILY GUIDE knows for a fact that the Greater Accra and Volta regions are in the same zone, while Western and Central regions are in another zone.

What the paper however does not know is the persons leading the campaign teams in both zones.

That notwithstanding, most of the activities and operations in these zones are expected to be coordinated by MPs who believe in the Akufo-Addo brand.

 By Charles Takyi-Boadu

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