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Let’s Resource our Party for Victory 2016 – Kwabena Agyepong

The former Presidential Press Secretary and Spokesperson to President Kufour, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has called on party faithful to remain resolute and steadfast and deliver the party with capable and dedicated executives with pure motives of ensuring a resounding victory for the NPP in 2016.

Kwabena Agyepong, who is aspiring to be General Secretary of the NPP, assured delegates and party faithful of his readiness to work effectively and closely with them when elected, to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP in the 2016 elections. Continue reading



Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa, who political pundits have tipped to become the next general secretary of the New Patriotic Party, picked the number 3 position at the balloting conducted earlier today by the Party ahead of its national executive elections in April.

Having set out to correct the ills that denied the Party of an electoral victory in the last general election, many believe that it is no fluke that the very down-to-earth lawyer picked the no. 3 position, which is the same position the 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, enjoyed in the 2012 general election.

According to members of the Party, Buaben Asamoa’s message of unity is aptly in consonance with the Biblical institution of ‘Trinity’, which depicts oneness between God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Interacting with some Party sympathisers after the balloting, Lawyer Buaben Asamoa, who many refer to as YB, shared the sentiments of the people. Continue reading

Akufo-Addo for 2016 – Wontumi declares

There are strong indications that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will contest the presidential election for the third-time running on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016.

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako (aka ‘Wontumi’), stated categorically that Nana Akufo-Addo would contest for the presidency.

“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will lead the NPP as the flagbearer for the third-time running during the upcoming 2016 presidential elections,” Chairman Wontumi, who recently visited the 2012 presidential candidate of the NPP in London stressed, during an interview with DAILY GUIDE.

There were media reports that Nana Addo was hanging his political boots for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, his running mate, in the two previous elections, but the reports had been rubbished by his aides. Continue reading

NPP must clear Afoko from “ghostly petition” – Group

Paul Afoko Npp Chair ContestA youth group within the New Patriotic Party, ‘Youth for Afoko’ has asked the party’s vetting committee to hasten their decision on the petition brought against Chairman Aspirant Paul Afoko.

According to the group, disqualifying Paul Afoko on a ‘Ghostly petition’ would spell doom for the party’s chances in 2016.

Below is the full petition by the NPP youth group. Continue reading


The recent charges by Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Yaw Boateng Gyan and earlier by Lawyer Ayikoi Otoo that the NPP is an Akan party and that non-Akans do not feel very much at home in the Party has re-ignited the long standing debate as to whether NPP is indeed an Akan or a non-Akan party. Some of these propaganda have been narrowed further to the age old perception that the Party is also riddled with an Ashante and Akim rivalry, a topic which I will attend to in my next treatise. However let me deal with the Akanisation issue for now. We can simplistically say that de-akanising the NPP means choosing a non-akan Flagbearer or northernising the Party more and stabilizing it in the Ga lands or making in-roads into the Southern Volta lands. Beautiful and eulogic but do we really think the NPP’s woes are simply based on whether it is Akan or Non-Akan? Again, what is the ethnic composition of Ghana, and who are non-Akans or Akans in Ghana?

The Non-Akan areas in Ghana are the three northern regions, southern parts of Volta Region, Ga, including Dangme and some very small non-akan enclaves in largely Akan areas. Demographically, the people called Akans are found from the upper reaches of the Volta Region, through the Oti and Afram Plains, across Brong Ahafo Region, through Ashanti, Eastern (excluding the Dangme parts), Central and Western Regions of Ghana. The Bawules and Nzemas may be contestable as Akans but I call them Akans because on the other side of the border in Ivory Coast their counterparts there, the Aowins, are considered Akans.  Used very loosely therefore the people of Akan extraction live in the forest regions of modern day Ghana and constitute about 70% of Ghana’s population. Thus, a party, which could be, truly tagged Akan could by right be the dominant party to rule in Ghana, but Continue reading


A leading candidate in the race for general secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Lawyer Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has told delegates that he is selling a dream of victory. Speaking to Ekow Annan on Live FM’s News Watch programme, Mr. Buaben Asamoa said he had the privilege of interacting with delegates across the country and from what they had told him, it is clear that they want to win power.

He stated that delegates were aware of what was going on in the country, particularly the fact that the Cedi is on an emergency bed. He explained that according to the delegates it is only the NPP that can govern the country and provide better living conditions for the citizens because the NPP had done it before under the Kufuor administration. He added that delegates want to win power and not only win power but win power and govern this country well.

Mr. Buaben Asamoa who has enjoyed a lot of support amongst delegates in the Western, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and recently Eastern Region, is tipped to be the next general secretary of the NPP. Unlike his contenders, Mr. Buaben Asamoa is perceived as the unifier that the Party needs in 2016. Delegates are of the view that Mr. Buaben Asamoa is the only contender who does not belong to any of the perceived factions within the Party and therefore when given the nod, he will be able to bring both sides to the table to work together for victory in 2016. Furthermore, Mr. Buaben Asamoa has demonstrated through his hard work in the 2012 campaign that he is more that ready to work with any person in the Party. These and many others are Mr. Buaben Asamoa’s strengths as the race tightens.

When asked how he intends to ensure that the Party wins the 2016 general elections, Mr. Buaben Asamoa stated Continue reading

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