Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is upbeat that Ghanaians “are yearning for a change” after touring five regions on his ‘Rise and Build’ expedition that began barely a month ago.
That change, he said, “is going to take place across the length and breadth of our country. No tribal campaign is going to stop that movement”, saying that “the North Region would be a central part of the drive for change and victory in 2016”.
“My dream is not that I am going to fill my pockets with the money of Ghana. That is not my dream. My dream is that in 30 or 40 years’ time when our grandchildren are writing the history of Ghana, they will say that ‘it was in Akufo-Addo’s time that our grandfathers and grandmothers turned around the fortunes of our country, and laid the foundation for the prosperous Ghana we are in today’”, Nana Akufo-Addo said at the end of his recent tour at Tamale.
Sunday’s meeting with his party faithful brought to an end the first half of Nana Akufo-Addo’s “Rise and Build Tour”.
He had, earlier, toured the Volta, Eastern, Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions and would on Wednesday commence the second half of the tour.
It would begin the Western Region and continue to the Central Region on Friday. Nana Akufo-Addo would then travel to the Brong-Ahafo and Ashanti Regions, before rounding up the tour in the Greater Accra Region.
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied on his three Northern regions by the National Women’s Organiser, Otiko Afisa Djaba; former Minister of Trade and Industry under President Kufuor, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku; former Minister of State under President Kufuor, Elizabeth Ohene; Political Assistant, Francis Asenso-Boakye; Press Secretary, Eugene Arhin; Campaign Aides, Iddrisu Musah ‘Superior’ and Pius Hadzide, together with regional stalwarts like Daniel Bugri Naabu, Northern Regional NPP Chairman; Prince Imoro Andani, a former Northern Regional Minister under President Kufuor and Alhaji Haruna Tia, former Northern Regional NPP Chairman.