To run or not to run for President in 2016 - AKUFO-ADDO MAKES ‘POSITIVE’ DECLARATION MARCH 20


Photo ReportingTo run or not to run for President in 2016 - AKUFO-ADDO MAKES ‘POSITIVE’ DECLARATION MARCH 20

14 March 2014

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-addo, the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, will on March 20, announce to Ghanaians the decision he has taken on his political future.



In an interview with Oman FM, a day after his return from his six-month break from politics in the United Kingdom, Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that his decision “will be positive” leading many to believe that he will contest for the flagbearership position of the party in readiness for the 2016 elections.

Since his return, Nana Akufo-Addo has been under intense pressure from party faithful to contest the flagbearership race of the party for a third consecutive time, with party executives from the Ashanti, Eastern and Greater Accra regions literally endorsing him as the party’s presidential candidate for 2016.

Many NPP supporters believe Nana Akufo-Addo represents the NPP's best chance of wresting power from the National Democratic Congress in the 2016 elections.

Nana Akufo-Addo, as part of his tour of the Ashanti Region, told hundreds of supporters in the Kumasi yesterday that he was still consulting with elders of the party as well as some prominent statesmen, including the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Nana Akufo-Addo announced that when he was done with the consultations, he would then hold a news conference in Accra on March 20, to announce whether or not he would be interested in contesting the 2016 presidential elections.

Yesterday, hundreds of residents of Kumasi, especially market women, temporarily abandoned their shops and joined the 2012 NPP presidential candidate's convoy to the Manhyia Palace.

Before addressing them, Nana Akufo-Addo toured some major streets of Kumasi exchanging pleasantries and announcing his return from the United Kingdom. He called on the rank and file of the party to remain united in their quest to wrest power from the NDC.

By Fiifi Arhin

Source: TheStatesmanonline



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