Nana Akufo-Addo endorsed by NPP delegates

Nana Akufo-Addo, the 2012 Presidential Candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has promised to work hard for a united NPP that will beat all opponents in the 2016 elections.
The two-time presidential aspirant led the field at the NPP’s Special Delegates Congress elections on Sunday, August 31.
Out of 741 ballots cast, Nana Akufo-Addo polled 598 votes representing 81.28 percent of the total votes cast, Alan Kyerematen obtained 59 votes representing 8.01 percent, Addai Nimoh, the MP for Asante Mampong had 22 votes representing 2.85 percent, the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Ghartey polled 22 votes representing 2.85 and Kofi Osei Ameyaw MP for Asuogyaman had 17 votes representing 1.90 percent.
Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku and Stephen Asamoah Boateng have been dropped from the race. Joe Ghartey has also expressed his wish to bow out.
Addressing a gathering following the results, Akufo-Addo said: “I myself, reemphasize my commitment to working for a united NPP, focused on a common opponent whom we must beat convincingly in the 2016 elections. Our nation must be put back again on the path to prosperity.
“The youth and people of our country need jobs, good education, quality healthcare, decent housing and an enhanced standard of living. Without running ahead of myself, I can say that an NPP government under my leadership will make these things a reality,” he said.
The Congress elections were to select five candidates for the party’s flagbearership race on October 18.

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