UFP split over who to support in the presidential race

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Kumasi, Nov 30, GNA – Some national officers of the United Front Party (UFP) are fuming over the decision by their disqualified flagbearer, Nana Agyenim Boateng, to back the re-election bid by President John Dramani Mahama.

They said that was done without consulting the party and lacked popular support.

The aggrieved officers at a press conference addressed by Mr. David Bunya, the running mate and founding member of the UFP, said they were throwing their weight behind the New Patriotic Party’s standard-bearer, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He said more than 75 per cent of the party’s members were convinced that Nana Akufo-Addo would do a better job.

The NPP, it indicated, had the best alternative socio-economic development agenda likely to transform the lives of the people.

Its zeal to fight corruption, revolutionize the industrial sector and stimulate private sector growth together with plans to develop the education, agriculture and health sectors are admirable and require the support of everybody.

He said they found Nana Akufo-Addo as a strong and capable leader, who could restore hope to the nation’s mismanaged economy by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Mr. Fred Osei-Agyen, also a founding member and the party’s 2012 running mate, stated that the NDC was undeserving of another four-year term, adding, this would worsen the suffering the people.

He said the party would work hard to bring the NPP back to government to end the widespread economic suffering and pain.

In Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana would have one of the best leaders, somebody, who understands governance and capable of tackling the growing impoverishment of the population by the NDC’s eight-year misrule.

Mr. Osei-Agyen said their decision to support the NPP was borne out of the party’s strong performance – good track record of the Kufour Administration. 

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