Presidential hopeful of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Francis Addai Nimoh is confident of winning the party’s presidential primary scheduled for October 18, 2014.
According to him, his ability to cross the first hurdle of being among the five to contest the flagbearership election is an attestation that party delegates believe in his vision.
He obtained 22 votes in the party’s special delegates’ conference representing 2.98 per cent of the total votes cast.
Addai Nimoh who has decided to contest the presidential primary after two weeks of consultation with his campaign team believes he can win power for the NPP in the 2016 elections.
In his view, “to take risk and fail is not a failure but real failure is to fear taking any risk [because] the future is for those who dare to dream and find the courage to pursue them”.
The Member of Parliament for Mampong said he is up for any challenge because “competition makes me stronger and better”.
Commenting on calls for them to step aside for favourite Nana Akufo-Addo to be acclaimed as the flagbearer, Addai Nimoh said it defeats NPP’s democratic tenets.
“The democratic culture which our party believes in thrives on competition, the tolerance for divergent views and the willingness and ability to play by the rules.”
He was convinced any move to impose a leader on the party will further deepen the division in the NPP.
“We need to think preventive than curative measures to safeguards the unity of the party,” he added.
Mr. Addai Nimoh called for a clean campaign and assured party delegates to abide by the rules set out by the party leadership ahead of its congress in October. Story by Ghana/Adomonline.com/Adwoa Gyasiwaa
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