Speaking at a meeting with party executives, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Parliamentary nominees in the Ashanti Region, Nana Akufo-Addo said the NPP stood a better chance of winning the December polls if it presented a united front on all levels.
He gave special attention to the NPP MP nominees, warning them that they “are expected to cooperate with the executives and if they supported you or they didn’t support you, so long as they are the executives and you are the candidate, you are required to cooperate with them.”
Nana Akufo-Addo pointed out that, “whoever it is, candidates or executives, cooperation has to be there. Let us make this 2016 the year of the elephant since there is no programme that is being unveiled by Mahama for the future of the country. There is no programme.”
He said the party was also likely to win power to govern the country in the upcoming polls if it secured 80 per cent of the total votes in the Ashanti Region.
The Ashanti Region, along with the Eastern Region, is known to be a strong hold of the NPP given the past election results.
In the 2012 polls, Nana Akufo-Addo recorded 70.86 per cent of the votes in the Ashanti region and 56.91 per cent in the Eastern Region, while his biggest contender, the National Democratic Congress’ President John Mahama, had 28.35 per cent and 40.03 per cent in the Ashanti and Eastern regions respectively.