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Kufuor to meet with Nana Addo, party executives to discuss future of party

Source: Ghana |

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor will meet with Nana Akufo-Addo and other officials of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to discuss the future of the party after its successful Delegates’ Congress over the weekend.

Discussions will focus on how to unite the party in order to win power in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2016.

Spokesperson for Mr Kufuor, Frank Agyekum says the meeting will take place when the former president returns from a trip to the United States (US).

He said the former president’s call on the newly elected flagbearer and executives of the party is something he does all the time and that this will not be the first.

“He has already met the top executives and national executives about twice already, he continuously meets with party executives every now and then so meeting all the stakeholders of the party is nothing new”.

The former president according to Mr Agyekem, will also take the opportunity to meet with the newly elected flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo, and the aspirants who lost.

Mr Kufuor has already congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo for winning the flabearership race. In a statement he said “The news of your resounding and overwhelming victory at the just-ended flag-bearer elections of our party has just reached me and I congratulate you immensely”.

He said the peaceful conclusion of the National Delegates’ Conference was a decisive testament to the strength of the party’s tradition of democracy and the people’s power adding “I assure you of my fullest support in the contest ahead”.

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 117,413 representing 94.35 percent of total votes cast at the NPP’s Delegates’ Congress Saturday to seal his third shot at the presidency. It was total annihilation and an embarrassing defeat for former Trade Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen who polled a paltry 5,908 votes representing 4.75% of total valid votes cast.

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