Spokesperson for Alan, Hilda Addo, has incurred the displeasure of former Defence Minister, Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor, over claims that the latter did not support his brother, former President Kufuor, in his bid to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2000 general elections.
The woman claims Dr Addo Kufuor, who happens to be a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia, supported Nana Akufo-Addo during the flagbearership race in 1998.
This is what has infuriated the usually quiet medical doctor/politician to respond to her claims, which he described as virtual lies.
Dr Addo Kufuor noted that loud-mouthed Hilda Addo, former MP for Kwadaso, was only bent on creating confusion among the Kufuor family. He maintained that the woman ‘has no fear of God in her and appears hell-bent on engaging in politics of lies at the expense of family unity.’
The former Defence Minister made these observations in an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Okay FM, during which he expressed extreme disappointment at the woman’s conduct.
‘That woman does not fear God and she must be mindful of her utterances…I don’t follow people for nothing; I was a self-made person before I entered into politics and so what will make me follow a particular candidate…I followed my brother for seven years when Rawlings was even hounding him daily; Hilda Addo would not have done that,’ he stated.
Dr Addo Kufuor continued, ‘The only time I supported Akufo- Addo was when he was a flagbearer; before 2008 elections. I have never followed Akufo-Addo to campaign for him. In the 2000 elections I was mobilising funds for President Kufuor’s campaign in the Ashanti Region and you can ask Dr Donkor Fordjuor…but I am saying today that Akufo-Addo and Bawumia are the best option for the party, and I have said this openly.
‘If it was not love for my brother, I would not have left what I was doing to support him.’
An obviously unhappy Addo Kufuor continued, ‘If she is helping Alan, then she must preach the good things about him and not lie. She is bringing division in my family and she should be careful. If this is the kind of person Alan is working with, then he really does not have resourceful people in his team.’
But hard-hearted Madam Hilda Addo insisted on the same platform that Dr Addo Kufuor indeed supported Nana Akufo- Addo in the 1998 primary against his brother—then aspirant and later candidate John Agyekum Kufuor.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu
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