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03.12.2007 Politics

Effah Dartey Looks Up To God

By Daily Guide
Effah Dartey Looks Up To God

Captain (rtd) Nkrabeah Effah-Dartey, the only aspirant whose presidential ambitions were dashed by his own party, had the opportunity to sing to thousands of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters, hours after he had told a handful of media personnel that he wept when his admirers consoled him over his disqualification.

The Berekum MP and former deputy Interior Minister, who described himself as an 'Aspirant On Protest', was not introduced as an aspirant, but was given the rare opportunity to sing an emotional gospel song, for which the thousands of NPP faithful gathered at the Old Kasoa Market Square were carried away.

Clad in an all-yellow outfit, the disappointed aspirant, when given the microphone to open the floodgate for the day's activities, sang 'Me hwe Ewurade enim', to wit, 'I am still looking up to God', which nearly sent tears rolling down the cheeks of his supporters.

He virtually stole the show as he received a thunderous applause and standing ovation from the crowd.

The programme was meant to introduce all presidential aspirants of the party ahead of the December 22 congress to pick the candidate for the 2008 general elections.

From Bennett Akuaku, Kasoa