SPEECH DELIVERED BY NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, 2012
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY AT THE
EVENING ENCOUNTER ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ON THE 21ST OF AUGUST 2012
Chairperson, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, friends from the media, fellow Ghanaians, good evening.
This event was to have taken place two weeks ago, but was postponed at my request when President Mills passed away. May he rest in perfect peace. Continue Reading
As Ghana takes careful and anxious steps towards another very difficult election in its infantile democratic life, the cries and prayers for peaceful polls are resounding louder than ever. A lot of civil organizations and think-tanks are doing all within their means to help organize peaceful, free and fair elections. There is a public outcry against some political maneuvers that serve as threats to the peace of the state chief among them being political insults and intimidation which can degenerate into conflicts that might end up leaving an indelible blot on the peace map of Ghana. Efforts being made to ensure peaceful elections must be applauded in as much as activities that seek to undermine peaceful polls must be bemoaned and condemned outright irrespective. Continue Reading
I read this piece from THE GUARDIAN, concerning the troubled ANC Youth leader of South Africa.
‘Julius Malema, above, was once considered ANC’s possible future leader by president Jacob Zuma but become his political nemesis. Photograph: Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images Continue Reading
This post might not just fit the season. However I was forced to come out with it because of the exit of Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom from the CPP.
2012 marks another milestone in the political life of Ghana. The democratic foundation of the country will be put to a test again. The beacon of hope in the sub-region goes to the polls once again to elect lawmakers and a president and vice president. The stakes are very high and the battle lines have been drawn for what looks like another fierce political battle in the history of this country. Let us take a walk into the various camps. Continue Reading