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01.11.2008 NPP News

DFP’s Frances Essiam defects to NPP

By myjoyonline

The Second Vice Chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party, Frances Awurabena Essiam has defected to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

She told ASEMPA FM on Friday that she has decided to join the "moving forward" train and will embark on campaigns for Nana Akufo-Addo, NPP presidential candidate.

Her platform for the NPP presidential candidate is `Campaign For Effective Leadership´ and she intends to target floating voters.

Speaking with Asempa FM, Awurabena Essiam noted that she is doing this to help Nana win the December election.

She described the flag-bearer as a visionary, a man with leadership qualities which place him ahead of the others.

Frances Essiam who tendered in her resignation letter to the executives of the DFP on October 15, 2008 added that she does not have any problem with the DFP.

Meanwhile `Campaign For Effective Leadership´ embarks on its maiden outing in the Ashanti Region, where some other DFP kingpins who are also alleged to have defected to NPP will make their decision public.

Frances Essiam was once National Women's Organizer and later 2nd Vice Chairperson of the National Democratic Congress, from where she broke off along with others to form the DFP, Chaired by Dr. Obed Asamoah.

Story by Yaa Asantewaa, Asempa FM.