September 20, 2013

Former Minister of Health under Ex- President Kufour, Dr. Richard Anane has come out of the shell to buttress the call by some members of the opposition New Patriotic Party to lead the party in the 2016 general election, though he was not prepared to commit himself fully to the demand of his people in the party.

Explaining his stand on the pressure from some NPP supporters to lead the party, Dr. Anane averred that “if majority of the members choose me to lead the party in the 2016 election, I think it is an honor, because for me, I don’t see politics to be anything other than honour and service”.

In a telephone conversation with the host of “Ghana Decides” program on Okay FM, he added that “I have been in this party as a student way back in 1979, I have worked with groups in this party till now, and I think I know my party and I believe that at the appropriate time whatever area I have to serve I will do”.

He however indicated that “as a team player in the NPP, I consult with the elders in the party whenever I decide to do anything and so if the team chooses me this time; it is an honour and service to accept the leadership of the party”.

He therefore said that “the decision to lead the NPP does not rest in my bosom and should not be at all cost but rather the other team players must instill the confidence in you before you can move on”.

Meanwhile several executives of the NPP have already declared their support for the twice defeated Presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is on a political break.

Some party executives are calling on the leadership of the party to allow Nana Addo to lead the party for a third time ahead of the 2016 elections.