> Don't Renege On Promises — Regent Of Dagbon
The Regent of Dagbon Kampakuya-Na, Yakubu Abdulai Andani, has advised politicians not to renege on their promises when the electorate vote them into power.
“As you are aware, the electorate of today are very sophisticated and enlightened; they would keep track of all the promises made to them before the elections, hence I would advise politicians to fulfil their promises when they are given the nod” the regent stated.
The Kampakuya-Na gave the advice in Yendi when the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and his entourage called on him at his palace.
The visit formed part of the flag bearer's latest campaign tour of the Northern Region as the date for the December general election draw nearer.
Nana Akufo-Addo also called on the Bolin-Lana, Mahamadu Abdulai, at his residence.
The Kampakuya-Na equally acknowledged that politics was fraught with “so many obstacles hence politicians could make it if they avoid listening to detractors”.
He told Nana Akufo-Addo that the Yendi town lacked social amenities like potable water and motorable roads, noting that he could provide them for the town if he remained focussed.
“We are happy about your visit to Yendi and this palace and I want to assure you that we will never forget about this,” the regent further pointed out.
He advised the flag bearer to be patient as a leader and to focus on what God would direct him to do when he was elected as President of the country.
Nana Akufo-Addo for his part thanked the Kampakuya-Na for the advice and assured Ghanaians that he had too much respect for them to make promises and not fulfil them stressing that “I would make sure I fulfil them”.
According to him anytime he visited Yendi it brought back to him both sad and happy memories and thanked the chiefs and people of the area for according him the warm reception.
The flag bearer said that the Dagbon chieftaincy problem still brought back sad memories and entreated the people to forge ahead in unity despite the crisis to help restore peace and stability in the area.
“Our Nation Ghana is always stronger when Dagbon is stronger and united; therefore all well-meaning Ghanaians are hoping that all outstanding issues with regard to the chieftaincy problem would be resolved” he stressed.
The NPP Presidential hopeful also assured the people that “you have in me a true friend and I would ensure that in whatever capacity I find myself I would promote peace and unity in Yendi and for that matter in Dagbon”.
He told the Kampakuya-Na that he was a friend to his father and would always be a friend to him.
The Bolin-Lana on his part, wished the flag bearer a successful campaign tour and expressed the hope that Yendi would remain peaceful after the December 7 poll.
Story By Vincent Adedze, Yendi
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