Togbe Kwaku Apasu, the chief of Nyive in the Norvisi Traditional Area of the Volta Region, has declared his support for the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, saying the latter would win the presidential slot in the November polls.
“Nana, I foresee you to be the next president of the Republic of Ghana in the November polls. Ghanaians need you; and so by the grace of God, you will win massively.”
Togbe Apasu made these remarks when addressing a gathering of mourners, including the NPP leader and the National Executives of the party at Odumasi-Krobo in the Eastern Region last Saturday. The occasion was the funeral of the late Emmanuel Tetteyfio Adjasa, father of Robert Tetteyfio-Adjasa, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) faithful who led over 1,800 (NDC) members to join the New Patriotic Party.
According to the chief, who rules in the border town of the Ho Central constituency, the NDC drafts citizens from Togo to write their names in the Ghanaian voter register and vote for the party during national elections.
“Nana, I can promise you that as for this year, I won’t allow the NDC to register the Togolese in my area again. I have formed a special task force of over 200 men who will see to that. In 2012, the NDC rigged the elections in my area, but this time around, I will never allow that.
“The NDC government has failed Ghanaians; they have been deceiving we the Voltarians, but this time around, we will vote for you. I will lead and campaign for the NPP,” Togbe Apasu assured.
He called on the security agencies to set up taskforces along the borders to prevent foreigners from entering the region to vote.
The chief, who rules over 3,000 people, further posited that Nana Akufo-Addo is a visionary leader who can transform Ghana better because the NDC administration has mismanaged the economy, which has made life unbearable for Ghanaians.
Nana Akufo-Addo with Robert Tetteyfio-Adjasa
Togbe Kwaku Akpasu speaking at the funeral
Nana Addo’s Call
Nana Akufo-Addo, before the chief’s comments, entreated the Krobos to vote for him in the November polls to enable a government under him to transform the economy.
The NPP presidential candidate further called on the Odumase-Krobo constituents to vote massively for the parliamentary candidate of the area, Samuel Nuerty Ayertey, so that he could help an NPP government to effect a successful transformation.
Nana Addo was accompanied by NPP bigwigs like Alan Kyerematen; Freddie Blay, Acting National Chairman; John Boadu, Acting General Secretary; Sammy Awuku, National Youth Organiser; Kiston Akomeng Kusi, Eastern Regional Chairman as well as some of the Regional Executives of the NPP to mourn with Robert Tetteyfio-Adjasa and his family.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Odumase-Krobo