The Gyasehene of the Peki Traditional area in the Volta Region, Togbui Takon Tutu Brempong has thrown his weight behind the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo’s bid to become President of Ghana.
The chief endorsed Nana Addo during his campaign tour of the Volta Region which started today [Monday].
In an exclusive interview with Citi News’ Norbert King Akpabli, Torgbui Tutu Brempong justified his decision to support the NPP Flagbearer, saying “this is the time in the political era when we are all doing politics and you have the right to choose which party you like …We were not suffering like this under the NPP.Everything was moving on smoothly.”
Asked whether it was appropriate for chiefs to engage in active politics, Torgbui responded in the affirmative, saying “are chiefs not human beings, are we not feeling the hardship in the country? Chiefs have a role to play in politics so to say chiefs are not supposed to take part in politics is wrong.”
Nana Addo has received a number of endorsements in recent times on his campaign tour.
Over 50 chiefs endorse Nana Addo in Ashanti Region
Over fifty chiefs in Atwima Kwanwoma in the Ashanti Region declared their support for him a few days ago when he embarked on a campaign tour in the region.
Paramount Chief of the Tumu endorses Nana Addo
The Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, also endorsed the ‘1-District-1-Factory’ and the ‘1-Village-1-Dam’ policies of Nana Addo when he visited the area.
“We have been following governments, since time immemorial, and, still, we have not gotten a dam. So I believe that if you give us a dam, it will really help us so much. And we are looking forward to you coming to office, so you give us a dam,” he said.
Garu Chief backs Nana Addo’s presidential bid
Nana Akufo-Addo was also endorsed by the Chief of Garu, Naba Asuguru Akuntam Wini.
According him, the NPP has a rich history of delivering on its electoral promises, and there is no doubt that voting for Nana Akufo-Addo will only bring progress and prosperity to his people.
“Our problem, in the past, was a district. President Kufuor, before the 2000 elections, came here and told us that if he won the election, it will be done. True to his word, the creation of the district was done. When NPP promises you something, it will be done. Thanks to his Excellency, President Kufuor, for giving us the district,” he said.
Chief of Bawku declares victory for Akufo-Addo
The Chief of Bawku, Naba Asigiri Azoka Abugrago II, on the visit of Nana Akufo-Addo said “this is the proper endorsement I want to make. God willing this year, you will get what you want and become the President of Ghana.”
The flagbearer had visited his palace as part of his campaign tour of the Upper East region.
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana