Former National Patriotic Party (NPP) Foreign Minister,Nana Addo Dankwa -Akufo, has declared victor at the just ended party’s Presidential primaries with an astonishing results cast by the party delegates in Ghana.
According the results,Nana Addo – Danquah polled 117,413 representing 94.35 percent of the total votes cast at the NPP Delegates Congress on Saturday to seal his third bid for the Presidency.
With an embarrassing defeat for the former Trade Minister, Mr Alan Kyeremateng polling 5,908 votes representing 4.75 percent of the total valid votes cast. Mr Francis Addai Nimoh, MP for Mampong came third with only 1,128 votes representing 0.91 percent cast.
Nana Addo – Danquah makes history as the first Presidential candidate to obtain such a massive win at a very tight primary elections.
Nana Danquah lost his first bid on the Presidency to the late President Atta Mills in 2008 and his second bid once again on the Presidency was won by President Mahama at 2012 Ghanan’s General Election which the court declared the winner.
Meanwhile, Former Ghana’s President, John Agyekum – Kufuor has declared his support for Nana Addo’s to win the power from NDC’s Mahama.
Former President Kufuor indicated in a statement that ”I assure him of my full support as he attempts to win power for the great NPP and relieve Ghanaians of their suffering from the NDC government. He said that the landslide victory in an indication that the rank and file of the party wants Nana Akufo Addo to lead the party into the 2016 general elections.”
”I congratulate Nana Addo on his resounding and emphatic victory. He should put aside all disagreements during the campaign and embrace his competitors in a show of a real leadership steeped in democracy.” Former President Kufuor indicated.