Flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his congratulatory message to former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings over her election as the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP).
Nana Konadu was elected as leader of the breakaway party of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) by popular acclamation at the party's 2nd National Delegates Conference held in Accra. The event also saw the retention of the National Executives who will steer the party’s affairs for the next four years.
In his congratulatory message Nana Addo welcomed the contribution(s) of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to Ghana's political regime.
“Her wealth of experience in Ghanaian politics should put her in good stead to help steer and shape the nature of our political discourse from one of attrition, personality attacks and negative preoccupations to an issues-based campaign, hinged on the competition of policies and ideas. That is how the public interest of our nation can be best served. The New Patriotic Party and I welcome her into the race for the Presidency and wish her well,”he stated.
Meanwhile the electoral commission has maintained that the 2016 general election will as usual be slated for November 7, 2016.