- President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised that the governing NPP will retain the presidency despite the economic challenges
- The president urged the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop celebrating ahead of the next presidential election because of the current economic challenges
- He told a radio station in the Upper West Region that he does not back any presidential aspirant to lead the governing NPP
- He said he was hopeful that NPP delegates will select someone to unite the party after internal elections next year
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has cautioned the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) against thinking that the 2024 presidential election will go in their favour.
He said despite the economic difficulties, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) would win the upcoming elections because he would ensure that.
“I know that there are people, especially the National Democratic Congress, who have begun to celebrate already because of the difficulties of the country.
“One swallow does not make a summer. Tell them…They have been writing me off all my political career. ‘I could never make it’; ‘I couldn’t win’. I have won twice and I am going to win again for the party in December 2024,” the president promised.
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He made the comments on Monday, August 22, 2022, on Nandom Radio in the Upper West Region as part of his tour of the region.
The president said, contrary to claims by some people, he did not have a favourite candidate to lead the party. However, he said the governing party needs a candidate that can bring unity to beat the NDC in 2024.
“The only time that preference will be shown is when I go to vote. But until then I have no preference. My attitude, is a simple one: just create the condition for a fair process. One that will…unite the party [after internal elections],” said Akufo-Addo.
Kwabena Duffuor Urges Ghanaians To Vote For A Businessman As President Because Ghana’s Problem Is Leadership
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a separate story that former Bank of Ghana Governor Dr Kwabena Duffuor has urged Ghanaians to consider a business person as president because Ghana’s economic problem is a leadership problem.
Speaking on Upfront, a current affairs programme on Joy News, the businessman urged Ghanaians to vote for a business person for a change.
“We have had lawyers as Presidents. Kuffuor was a lawyer, Professor Mills was a lawyer, Akufo Addo is a lawyer, Mahama is a communications expert, why don’t we try a business man?” he quizzed.
Hopeson Adorye, Vincent Assafuah Hauled Before NPP’s Complaints Committee For Openly Backing Alan Kyerematen
Mr Adorye, a failed Parliamentary Candidate for the Kpone-Katamanso, and Mr Assafuah, NPP MP for Tafo Pankrono, have been cited for making inappropriate statements to advance the interest of Mr Kyerematen.
Mr Kyerematen and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia are seen by political pundits as the main contenders in the upcoming tussle to elect a presidential candidate for the NPP in the 2024 general elections.
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