Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has thanked the Chiefs and people of the Upper West Region for their massive show of support for him and for the NPP in this year’s elections, which saw the NPP increase its parliamentary seats in the region from 0 in 2012, to 5 in 2016.
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The president was addressing the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs in Wa, on Christmas eve when revealed that the saddest day in his life was in December 2012, when he was told by Alhaji Abubakar Abdul Rahman, the NPP’s Upper West Regional Chairman, that the party had scored zero in the Upper West Region in the 2012 parliamentary election.
“I say the saddest day of my life because, as a son of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition, I am fully aware that one of the founders of the tradition, the man who gave an example of selfless service to the people of our country, was no less a person than the late Duri Na, Chief S.D. Dombo. Indeed, our tradition bears his name as one of the initiators,” he said.
The President-Elect noted, however, that “fortunately, 2016 has now come to wipe away those tears and feeling of sadness. From 0, we have got to 5 out of 11. God willing, the next time, we will get the majority of seats and we will know that we are back again fully. It is a matter of great joy to express to the people of this region my satisfaction about the outcome of the election of 2016.”
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To this end, Nana Akufo-Addo assured the traditional rulers of the Upper West Region that the commitments he made to the people of the Region, and to the entire Ghanaian populace, for that matter, in the course of the campaign for the presidency are commitments he intends to fulfil in every detail.