The former President of the Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor, says, despite being afforded only 8 years in office, the record of the New Patriotic Party, from 2001 to 2009, is unmatched in the annals of Ghana’s multiparty democratic dispensation.
According to President Kufuor, Ghanaians can attest to the numerous interventions the party implemented, which improved the quality of life of citizens, as well as developed the country.
President Kufuor made this known on Thursday, July 14, 2016, when he, together with the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, paid a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace.
The former President said the good life Ghanaians were afforded under the NPP government was the bane of the party in the 2008 elections, as Ghanaians forgot about how bad the situation in Ghana was prior to the NPP taking office.
“In the last 8 years, however, Ghanaians have been witnesses to how bad things are. Nana Akufo-Addo was a key and integral member of my government which chalked all these successes. There is a saying, which I entreat all of you to pay attention to, which states that ‘when you want to send someone with a message, you send one who is wise, and not one with long legs’.”
Governance, President Kufuor noted, “is not about slogans or propaganda. We in the NPP are serious about the business of governance, and how to give the Ghanaian people a decent standard of living.”
He continued, “I am here with Nana Akufo-Addo to seek the blessings of Asanteman, and ask for your support for him in the run-up to this year’s elections. I assure you that if we are given the support and blessings, Ghana will testify to our good works in office.”
Accompanying Nana Akufo-Addo to the Manhyia Palace were, former President of the Republic, John Agyekum Kufuor; acting 1st Vice NPP Chairman, F.F. Anto; NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, and other NPP regional executives; former Minister for Defense and former MP for Manhyia, Dr. Kwame Addo Kufuor; Minority Leader in Parliament and MP for Suame, Hon. OseiKyei-Mensa-Bonsu; NPP Campaign Sector Committee Chairman on Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; former Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. S.K. Boafo; MP for Kwadaso, Hon. Dr. Owusu AfriyieAkoto; MP for Old Tafo, Hon. Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei; former MP for Bantama, Hon. Cecilia Dapaah; MP for Manhyia South, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh; MP for Oforikrom, Hon. Elizabeth Agyeman; MP for Mampong, Francis Addai Nimo; MP for Asokwa, Hon. Patricia Appiagyei; MP for Bosumtwe, Hon. Simon Osei Mensah; NPP National Council Member, Dr. Amoako Tuffuor; MP for AfigyaS ekyere East, Hon. David Henric Yeboah; MP for Lower West Akim, Hon. Gifty Klenam; Maxwell Kofi Jumah, former Mayor of Kumasi; amongst others.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana