The Member of Parliament?for Asuogyaman and?former presidential hopeful?of the New Patriotic?Party (NPP), Kofi osei-?Ameyaw, has appealed to?the two remaining presidential?aspirants of the?party who have not?stepped down to support Nana Akufo-Addo to do?so to ensure that the party?is united for victory in?2016.
Accompanying Nana?Akufo-Addo on Friday,?September 12, 2014, to?meet the 79 delegates from?the Greater Accra Region?who voted in the August?31 Special Electoral College?as part of Akufo-Addo?s?nationwide Thank You?Tour, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw?explained that NPP delegates?have spoken emphatically?that they are united?and want Nana Akufo-?Addo to lead the party to?victory.
In this regard, Hon?Osei-Ameyaw told the delegates?that he had tried?talking to the other candidates?to join the ?united?path?, explaining that ?victory?in 2016 is non-negotiable.?
?I tried to advise my?brothers who were on the??divided path? to come?onto the united path. I am?hoping, Insha Allah, that?Addai-Nimo will come by?next week. But if he and?the rest don?t come, we will?let them know that we are?not ready to mess around,??the Asuogyaman MP?stressed.
Should there be a contest?on October 18, Hon?Osei Ameyaw is calling on?his supporters and the?140,000 Electoral College of?the party to campaign and?ensure that the 80.81 percent?margin of victory?chalked by Nana Akufo-?Addo in the Special Electoral?College is surpassed.
?Having heard from?those at the grassroots that?they have already paved?the unity path, I had no?option but to join the united?path to power. Now it is?up to you to go back to?them (grassroots) that the?field is only left with a few?people and the percentage?must increase. My 2.16 percent?must be added to the?united path to power,? he?said to a loud applause?from the delegates.
On why he decided not?to contest the main presidential?primary, he?explained that the verdict?from August 31 implied?that the four other aspirants?had been placed on a??divided path? by the delegates,?adding that ?I will?not stand in the way of the?united path to victory.?
He recalled how the?NPP, when it was placed?on the divided path in?1979, 2008 and 2012, lost?power, ?but whenever we?take the united path, we?win power.?
In view of this and after?further consultation with?the grassroots of the party,?the Asuogyaman MP stated?that he had decided to?join the ?united path? that?the party has set by campaigning?for Nana Akufo-?Addo to secure an emphatic?mandate, firstly from?NPP delegates in the October?18 contest and secondly?from Ghanaians in the 2016?elections.
On the statements?being made by some of the?remaining presidential?aspirants that the views of?the constituency chairmen?who voted on August 31?were not representative of?the views of the polling?station executives, Hon?Osei-Ameyaw urged the?chairmen of the party to?prove to them that they did?the will of the polling station?executives, adding?that ?you are the chairmen,?let them see how strong?you are in your constituencies.
If you deliver nothing?short of 95 percent for?Nana Akufo-Addo, then?you are not strong.?