Monday, September 22, 2008


THE flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has ended his eight-day tour of the Ashanti Region with a firm conviction that the region would continue to be the party’s stronghold in the December 7 polls.
Nana Akufo-Addo was convinced that the party had become even stronger in the Ashanti Region.
The last two days of the campaign (Friday and Saturday) saw the party's supporters defying the rains to welcome the flag bearer at various mini rallies in the towns and villages.
On Friday, Nana Akufo-Addo was in the Ahafo Ano South and Ahafo Ano North districts where he paid courtesy calls on chiefs and addressed rallies.
He was at Tepa, Mankranso, Asuhyiae, Kunso, Wioso and Maaban, while he rounded up the campaign with a rally at Asawasi in Kumasi.
Turnouts at the various rallies were very impressive.
When he paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene of Tepa, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem at his palace, Nana Akufo-Addo paid tribute to nananom and the people of the area for the support they had given to the NPP government under President Kufuor.
He said this had enabled the government to achieve a greater part of its promises to the people.
He gave the assurance that the next NPP government under him would continue with projects and programmes that the Kufuor administration was unable to complete.
The flag bearer, therefore, called on the people to vote massively for him and the NPP parliamentary aspirant so that development would be accelerated in the area.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the NPP provided the only hope for good governance.
He promised that his government would move seriously to modernise agriculture so that the nation could reap maximum benefits from the sector.
He again said cocoa prices would continue to see upward adjustment under his presidency.
The Tepahene, Nana Ampem, commended the NPP government for the major strides it had made over the years.
He stressed that the flag bearer's record and that of the NPP government were very good ingredients for the electorate to consider when they were casting their votes,
He said Nana Akufo-Addo's track record put the flag bearer in a good position to make a strong showing in the election.

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