I Will Contest Akufo-Addo, If…



Arthur-KennedyDr. Kobina Arthur Kennedy, an out-spoken member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has hinted that he will contest his party’s presidential primaries if Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo does not call his supporters to order.

“If I don’t hear anything from him and the party leadership does not call them to order, I will frankly consider contesting myself; nobody will go unopposed as the flag-bearer of the NPP as long as I am alive,” he indicated.

Dr. Arthur Kennedy, in a statement, asked Nana Akufo-Addo to call his supporters who have been verbally attacking Dr. Konadu Apraku to order because that has been the cause of the party’s internal wrangling.

According to him, Nana Akufo-Addo should be taking actions to unite the party and not divide it and the only way to do that was by “calling his people to order”.

“If he is not able to call them to order, I will be very disappointed in him. If he is not able to call his supporters to order, how can he call his ministers to order when he becomes President?” he asked.

Even though the party’s General Secretary, Mr. Kojo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as “Sir John” has clearly stated that Nana Addo would be their flagbearer even when he was in a wheel chair, Dr. Arthur Kennedy riposted that ‘as long as I am alive’ he would not go unopposed.

“Educated people even in the United Kingdom who have seen democracy at work chant “no Nana, No Vote”; do they mean that God forbid, if God is to call Nana Akufo-Addo, they wouldn’t support our flag-bearer? Does it mean if somebody else wins, they won’t support that person?” he asked.— Source: ghanaweb

 

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