After a sweeping sweet victory in Saturday’s presidential primary, Nana Akufo-Addo says he is challenged by the great confidence reposed in him by the party delegates and will do everything humanly possible to bring the New Patriotic Party back to power.
Flanked by the losing candidates Alan John Kojo Kyeremanten and Addai Nimoh, the three time presidential candidate in a victory speech rallied all and sundry within the party to work together for a famous victory in 2016.
Akufo-Addo polled 117,413 of the total ballot cast representing an overwhelming 94.35 per cent the EC Director of elections declared, late Saturday evening.
Alan Kyeremanten managed a paltry 5,908 votes representing 4.75 per cent and the underdog Addai Nimoh remained just that, with a surplus 1,128 votes representing 0.91 per cent.
In the run up to the election many accusations and counter accusations were made especially between the two leading contenders- Nana Akufo-Addo and Alan Kyeremanten.
Some political pundits have been quick to point out the seeming factionalism that attended the elections and have sought to suggest those cracks may well hamper the chances of the party in the 2016 elections.
But Nana Akufo-Addo promised a united fight against the NDC in 2016.
“We will cooperate and work together,” he said, adding, they have a “sacred truthful duty” to “relieve Ghanaians from the unjustifiable hardships” imposed on them by an “incompetent Mahama government.”
“We will do the work of Ghanaians with integrity…” “we have the men and the women who can do the job.”
He said Saturday’s victory is an “enormous responsibility on his modest shoulder” but with the “continued blessings of God on Ghana, the NPP and myself,” we shall overcome, he said to a thunderous applause to the multitude that had poured the Efua Sutherland park to witness yet another Nana Akufo-Addo coronation as presidential candidate.