Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has taken a swipe at the National Democratic Congress (NDC), describing them as only good at manoeuvring to be declared winners at elections but incapable of running a good government.
It was his most poignant speech yet, last Saturday, about the state of affairs in the country since he began his vacation in London, short of mentioning the NDC directly.
He was speaking during a dinner hosted by the Young Executives Forum of the party at the Blue Elephant Restaurant in the UK, where he said, ?I think it is obvious to all of us here tonight that our opponents or competitors for political power are incapable of running our country well. It is clear that our opponents are good at being declared winners of elections but are bad at governing our nation.?
He charged his party supporters to do all they could to ensure that the NPP does not only win the next polls but also, as he put it, ?are actually
declared the winners. It means that whatever it legitimately takes, we have to make sure that at the next election, not only do we win it but are actually declared the winners. That is the responsibility before us.?
The NPP, he remarked, is endowed with men and women both within the country and abroad who can put the country on a solid path of development and transformation.
It behoves the NPP and indeed all Ghanaians, he said, to ensure that ?we don?t have a court case or a false declaration.?
When power is attained, he went on, the next task is the whole process of transforming the country adding, ?I want all of you to put your minds to the things that we need to do to modernise and transform our country. That is the goal.?
The goal, according to him, ?is not the power, and being called president or minister. It is the transformation of our nation, bringing it up to join the comity of modern, developed and prosperous nations. That is the goal. That is the mission. Let us work harder than ever to make that happen.?
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied to the dinner by Yaw Osafo Maafo, former Minister of Finance, Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson, former Mayor of Accra, Hayford Kwesi Atta-Krufi, Chairman of NPP UK, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko and Kow Essuman.
By A.R. Gomda