One of four presidential aspirants of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Eddie Annan, has send a strong signal to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that no amount of intimidation and harassment would quench the burning fire in the NDC to win the 2008 general elections.
Mr. Annan, who described himself as the 'next president' said, “I want the NPP to note that there is no amount of intimidation that will turn out the fire in us to win 2008 election.” The NDC aspirant made this remark at the party's headquarters yesterday, when he submitted his completed registration forms to the leadership of the party.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the party and Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofu, the National Organizer received his forms.
Eddie Annan, the Managing Director of Masai Group of Companies, discounted the perceptions that there was something wrong with the NDC as a party.
“There is a perception outside there that there is something wrong with the NDC. I want to state emphatically that there is nothing wrong with the NDC, which cannot be cured with what is right with the NDC. “We in the NDC will hold on to our vision and stop the bleeding,” he said.
With smiles on his face, he said he believes that he would lead the NDC to victory and as the president of the nation, unbearable conditions in the country would be changed with immediate effect. The boss of Masai Group of companies, who indicated his intention to do finishing touches and tour to various constituencies before the party goes to congress this month, said, it was necessary for him to present himself to the delegates so that they would decide and vote for him massively.
“As I am talking to you now, I am the next President of Ghana. Very soon I will roll out my vision for the nation,” he noted. Mr. Eddie Annan, who was the first person to present his completed forms to the party, according Mr. Nketia, pointed out that the NPP has not been able to solve the water crisis in the nation.
On his part, the national organizer of the party dismissed media reports that the delegates would be poisoned. “The story is untrue. There is no iota of truth in that story. We believe that it was one of the attempts to create fear, panic and anxiety among our delegates.”
The organizer, not happy with the reports, took the opportunity to allay the fears of the delegates and the general public, stating that their congress would be free and fair, devoid of attacks.
Urging the delegates to discard the reports and that there was no cause for alarm, he said once they are in charge security and comfort of delegates would be intact.
Mr. Nketia, who introduced the candidate to the press after a short message, said he does not deem it fit to comment on the alleged poisoning matter. “The story did not carry any water at all.”
Mr. Nketia, a.k.a. General Mosquito, reiterated the party's guidelines, which debar executives from openly declaring support for an aspirant. He noted that the party has so far handled various hurdles and will emerge from the congress with one accord to push the NPP out of office.