I have known Akufo-Addo for 50 years, he has no message – Nyaho-Tamakloe

I have known Akufo-Addo for 50 years, he has no message – Nyaho-Tamakloe

- Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe has expressed his disappointment against the flag bearer of the NPP, Nana Addo in the upcoming November polls

- He says the party has a divided front 

- His intense lambasting at the party's leader has prompted suggestions that he detests Nana Addo

- He denied it saying his relationship with former president John Kufuor was destroyed by his (Nyaho’s) support for Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo when an internal discussion over who should lead the party came up ahead of the 2000 elections

I have known Akufo-Addo for 50 years, he has no message – Nyaho-Tamakloe

Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe

An NPP founding member, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has stated in an interview with GHONE television on Monday that the flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, does not have a message for voters ahead of the November general elections.

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The fire-brand lawyer who has lately been touted as a hard critic of Nana Addo has expressed his disappointment at his party as the November polls inches closer.

He says the NPP as a party has a tattered front and have no message for Ghanaians.

As a political party if you don’t have a message and you have a fragmented front then you become desperate, so I think that party is desperate...I have known Nana Addo for 50 years and he has no message", Nyaho stated.

This and other bashing given to some leading members of the party, especially Nana Addo, has prompted suggestions that the former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss does not see eye-to-eye with the flag bearer of the NPP.

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He however denied harbouring any ill-will towards Nana Addo in the interview and buttressed his point by claiming his relationship with former president John Kufuor was tarnished by his (Nyaho’s) support for Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo when an internal discussion over who should lead the party reared its ugly head ahead of the 2000 presidential and parliamentary elections.

I parted ways with my very good friend Kufuor because of Akufo-Addo. The party was taking a decision on who to lead the party after Adu Boahene, and at the time, I felt that Akufo-Addo was the best person to lead us and Kufuor didn’t take it lightly,” he said.

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Nyaho said his criticism of Nana Addo stems from what he said was the division in the NPP under the leadership of the former Attorney-General who is expected to give the ruling NDC a run for their money in the upcoming November polls.

Nowhere in political history… have I seen such a divided front that have won an election and if we go the way we are going there is no way we can win against the NDC,” Nyaho emphasised.

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