Joe Ghartey, Member?of Parliament (MP) for?Essikado in the Sekondi-?Takoradi Metropolis of the?Western Region, last Tuesday?made a startling revelation?to the effect that he?actually met his lovely?wife, Efua Ghartey, while?he was working as a young?lawyer at Nana Addo?Dankwa Akufo Addo?s ?chambers.
?Apart from the fact?that Nana Akufo-Addo?taught me in his chambers?as a young lawyer, I also?met a beautiful lady in the?same chambers who is?now my wife. So I can say,?Nana Addo gave me a?wife?, he underscored.
Joe Ghartey, a legal?luminary and former?Attorney General, joined?the law firm, Akufo-Addo,?Prempeh & Co. ? one of the?leading law firms in?Ghana.
This was after he had?taken up a job as an Associate?at the chambers of?Lawyer Gwira in Sekondi.
Joe Ghartey later left?Nana Addo?s firm and co founded?Ghartey &?Ghartey with his wife Efua?Ghartey.
Explaining probably?one of the reasons why he?had thrown his unflinching
support behind Nana?Addo towards the NPP?s?presidential primary on?Saturday, Joe Ghartey?stressed that he had?known the two-time NPP?flagbearer for some years?now.
Mr. Ghartey, current?Deputy Speaker of Parliament,?was speaking at a?mini-rally which was?attended by the party?s?delegates from about seven?constituencies in the region?at Effia near Takoradi, as?part of the two-day campaign?tour of Nana Akufo-?Addo in the Western?Region.
?After completing the?law school I once had the?opportunity to interact?with Nana Addo and after?speaking with him, I knew?I wanted to work with?him. Subsequently, I?worked with Nana?, he?maintained.
He therefore implored?the delegates in Saturday?s?congress, particularly?those in the Western?Region, to vote massively?for Nana Addo.
Trial & Error ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Papa Owusu-Ankomah,?MP for Sekondi, told?the delegates to think?beyond Saturday?s congress?and realize that whoever?would be elected as?the flagbearer would?become the next president?of Ghana.
Papa Owusu Ankomah?has therefore admonished?delegates not to elect a??trial and error presidential?candidate? when they?go to the polls on Saturday?to elect a presidential candidate?for the Party ahead?of the 2016 election.
?I appeal to you to be?minded of the fact that the?exercise we are going to?undertake on Saturday is?not one of trial and error.
We don?t need a trial and?error presidential candidate.
You need a candidate?who has proven himself?over time that he is not?only a candidate, but also a?good leader for the party?and for the nation.
?Our selection of a?flagberer for the NPP this?Saturday is about the?country. Nana Addo is?tried and tested and I?know he is the best for the?NPP in the next general
elections?, he noted.
Nana Addo told the?gathering that one of the?legacies he would want to?leave behind when elected?as president, was that?Ghanaians would realize?that it was under his term?of office that the country?s?economy became better.
FROM Emmanuel?Opoku, Takoradi