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10.10.2008 NPP News

NPP does not discriminate against Gas

By The Statesman

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has emphasised that the NPP as a political party does not discriminate against any group of people or particular tribe in the country.

Nana Akufo-Addo said rumours that the NPP does not have the welfare of Gas at heart and would discriminate against them in terms of personalities in governmental positions and development projects were mere lies. All these, he said were negative propaganda carefully calculated by the NPP's political opponents for political gain.

"There is not an iota of truth in the statements being made by our political opponents that the NPP is an Akan or Ashanti party' he said. The NPP, he said, is a political party with representation from all tribal groupings in the country including Gas with some holding top positions in the party and in government.

Nana made this known on the second day of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region when he addressed mini durbars in Obom and Domeabra in the Oboum constituency. He was accompanied by Vicky Bright, Mike Oquaye, Alan Kyerematen, Gloria Akuffo, Yaw Osafo Maafo, Nana Obiri Boahen and Grace Omaboe.

He noted that since the inception of the NPP government in 2000, under President Kufuor"s administration, several Gas have been appointed to high ranking positions and have performed creditably.

THE flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has emphasised that the NPP as a political party does not discriminate against any group of people or particular tribe in the country.

Nana Akufo-Addo said rumours that the NPP does not have the welfare of Gas at heart and would discriminate against them in terms of personalities in governmental positions and development projects were mere lies. All these, he said were negative propaganda carefully calculated by the NPP's political opponents for political gain.

'There is not an iota of truth in the statements being made by our political opponents that the NPP is an Akan or Ashanti party' he said. The NPP, he said, is a political party with representation from all tribal groupings in the country including Gas with some holding top positions in the party and in government.

Nana made this known on the second day of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region when he addressed mini durbars in Obom and Domeabra in the Oboum constituency. He was accompanied by Vicky Bright, Mike Oquaye, Alan Kyerematen, Gloria Akuffo, Yaw Osafo Maafo, Nana Obiri Boahen and Grace Omaboe.

He noted that since the inception of the NPP government in 2000, under President Kufuor's administration, several Gas have been appointed to high ranking positions and have performed creditably.

This trend, he said, would be continued under his administration when he is voted into power to foster national unity since there are several competent indigenes of the Greater Accra Region capable of steering the affairs of the country.

Citing himself as an example, Nana explained that even though he was not an Ashanti, but rather a native of Kyebi in the Eastern Region, he obtained the mandate of the people in last year's elective congress.

'What President Kufuor could not complete for Gas during his tenure, would be completed and new ones initiated during my tenure' Nana said.

As a person who was born in Swalaba and grew up in Nima, all suburbs of Accra, in the Greater Accra Region, Nana said he was very particular about the development of the region and would ensure that Gas would continue enjoying their share of the national cake.

Nana Akufo-Addo and his entourage received a tumultuous welcome from the crowds that had gathered amidst shouts of 'Shabi kpakpa' meaning 'good in-law' in reference to the fact that Nana's wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is a Ga and they see him as their brother-in-law.

The sides of the roads were full of people waiting and wanting to catch a glimpse of the NPP flagbearer and the now famous kangaroo dance was being done by all and sundry, amidst shouts of 'We are moving forward!'

Speaker after speaker emphasised the determination of the people to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party come December.

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