Minority leader endorses Akufo-Addo-Bawumia presidential ticket


Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu says Ghana needs the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to save the country from imminent collapse, under the governance of President John Mahama.

Nana Akufo-Addo recently announced during his tour of the North as part of his campaign to lead the party into the 2016 elections for a record third time, that if given the opportunity, he would nominate Dr. Baumiah as his running mate for the third time.

According to Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, the two gentlemen are the best pair “who can fix the mess created (by President John Mahama) and bring relief to Ghanaians”.

He made this known Friday, when he addressed delegates from the Ashanti Region who voted in the August 31 Special Electoral College as part of a “Thank You” tour by Nana Akufo-Addo who received an overwhelming 80.81% endorsement.   

The Member of Parliament for Suame in the Ashanti Region described Ghana as a country that is riddled with rampant cases of corruption and economic meltdown, as a result of bad governance and the mismanagement of the economy by the John Mahama-led administration.

“We need the Nana Akufo-Addo-Dr. Bawumia ticket to save this nation,” he declared.

“This is the time for Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia in the NPP. In Nana Akufo-Addo, we have one of the best lawyers in this country. Ask for the best two lawyers in Ghana, and Akufo-Addo is one of them. He is the true definition of a legal luminary. 

“In Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, we have an economic whiz kid, an economic wizard who is extremely intelligent. This is the ticket who will neither disgrace Ghana nor the NPP,” the Minority leader stated in his endorsement of the pair.


Internal wrangling
Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu also used the occasion to register his displeasure at “the lies and vilification being levelled against Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor by persons belonging to the campaign team of Mr. Alan Kyerematen”.

It will be recalled that Madam Hilda Addo, at the launch of the campaign of Mr. Kyerematen, which she subsequently repeated on several media platforms, stated that Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor did not support his own brother, former President John Agyekum Kufuor, in the 1998 presidential primary contest.

The Minority Leader described these claims as lies aimed at destroying Dr. Addo-Kufuor, and to a large extent create rifts between members of the NPP and between members of the Kufuor family ahead of the December 2016 election.

“If they do not know, let me remind them. Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor was the one who begged Dr. Donkor Fordjour not to resign because of his brother’s victory. Everyone who knows Dr. Fordjour knows the contribution he subsequently made to the campaign of J.A. Kufuor in 1996,” the Minority Leader stated. 

He said: “Dr. Addo-Kufuor was the Chairman of the fundraising committee in the Ashanti Region, under the leadership of Dr. Donkor Fordjour, which raised large sums of money to support the campaign of President Kufuor.”

“So today, because of a party contest, people will stoop so low to lie about such a man as Dr. Addo-Kufuor and his immense contributions to the NPP and Ghana. What do they seek to benefit from such lies? Such persons and utterances do not have a place in the NPP.

“If we don’t make the party attractive, the neutrals and non-committed will not come to support us. No one wants to be inside a burning house. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us resolve to work harder. We need greater unity and greater reconciliation. If we don’t resolve to save this nation, future generations will never forgive us,” he said.

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