General News of Sunday, 20 December 2015
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says he envisions the New Patriotic Party (NPP) unseating the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) next year.
According to him, Ghanaians want a change in government because the current NDC administration is making life difficult for the Ghanaian.
“I see change coming and the change can happen through only one party and that is the NPP,” he told over 6,500 party delegates and supporters at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
The NPP Extraordinary Delegates’ Conference is among other things introducing the party’s 2016 campaign team. The conference is themed “Arise for Change 2016”.
“The nation is seeking change because of the affliction of bad governance, poor economy and lack of direction that we suffer in the country. The youth of the country cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel so they say we want change,” he told delegates at the special delegates’ conference, Saturday.
Former President Kufuor also urged party members to stop the infighting and forge ahead as a common force to remove the NDC government in 2016.
“We must put a stop to the infighting from here,” the former President urged party supporters at the packed Brong Ahafo stadium.
He said an NPP victory is inevitable because, “everywhere people are suffering, including NDC people” – stressing the need for the party to stay united ahead of polls in 2016.
President Kufuor told party delegates and supporters to hold the democratic ideals of the party and remain tolerant of dissenting views.
“Nana Akufo Addo must win the Presidency for us next Year. To win he must get 50% plus one and we must give him that,” the ex-President told delegates.