Nana Akufo-Addo has called for calm within the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the wake of internal squabbles over whether or not he should lead the party in the 2016 General Elections.
While acknowledging that petty squabbles may occur in any human institution, he noted however, that “the ultimate goal for each and every one of us is to build the party to win power. We must win power because this is the only party that can help solve the many problems confronting this great country.”
Nana Akufo-Addo made these remarks when the Central Region executives of the party paid a courtesy call on him at his Nima residence.
“As we reflect on what has happened over the years, we must not relent on our efforts in ensuring unity in our great party. Whether I lead or I don’t, I will continue to support this great tradition that we have.”, a press statement issued by the party quoted him as saying.
The First Petitioner in the recently dismissed 2012 Presidential Election Petition explained to the executives the need to accept the decision of the Supreme Court, saying, “this great party of ours has being at the forefront of advancing democracy in this country and though we had problems with the verdict, we decided to respect it, seek no review and work together to move this country forward.”
He said he is taking a break to “seek guidance from my God and announce my political future in due time.”
The Central Regional Executives led by former Minister, Nana Ato Arthur commended Nana Akufo-Addo for his support for the party over the years. They pledged their support for Nana Addo, if he decides to seek a third chance to lead the NPP to the 2016 presidential poll.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Queen Mothers from various traditional areas in the country also called on Nana Akufo-Addo and commended him for accepting the Supreme Court’s verdict.
The women extolled the leadership qualities of Nana Addo, adding that his decision to accept the Supreme Court verdict and seek no review is the reason behind the peace currently prevailing in the country.