General News of Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Nana Akufo-Addo has admonished party officials and supporters to stop resorting to the media to address their grievances pertaining to internal party issues.
Speaking during a courtesy call on him by the New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate for Adenta constituency Yaw Buaben Asamoa, the flagbearer of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo Tradition said aggrieved members must always utilise the party’s internal mechanism in problem solving.
“If there are things you have to say which are critical in nature, please do it indoors. If there is anything you have to say to him, be it an advice or criticism, please meet him one-on-one and thrash them out. Let’s move away from always sending all our problems to the radio and the newspapers,” the three-time presidential candidate said.
Nana Akufo-Addo, who was pleased by the show of brotherliness amongst the executives and the newly-elected parliamentary candidate, further urged all NPP members and sympathisers in the constituency “to support him. I am appealing to all of you to stand firmly behind him and I am confident victory shall be ours in 2016.”
He congratulated Yaw Buaben Asamoa on his victory, going on to describe him as “a young man whose profile in the party keeps rising higher and higher.”
Lawyer Asamoa said Ghanaians have come to understand that it is only an Akufo-Addo-led NPP government that can rescue them from the economic hardships, widespread and rampant corruption, and rising levels of unemployment the country has been experiencing under President John Mahama and his NDC government.
Asamoa explained that “the people of Ghana are fed up, they want to try you (Akufo-Addo). It is not about governance anymore, because the people of Ghana now understand that we (NPP) can deliver governance. It is now about getting us into power.”
“Adenta wants you in power. When you are in power, we will also be there with you, and we are going to make sure that we help (to make it a reality).”
On the 2016 parliamentary election, Asamoa noted that the feeling in Adenta is that the NPP must reclaim the seat, which it lost in 2008 to the NDC.
“We have a great opportunity, this time, to win,” he said.