August 16, 2010

A defeated Presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Isaac Osei, has jabbed the National Democratic Congress (NDC), describing the ruling party as destroyers.

The NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Subin in Kumasi contended that because the NDC were destroyers, they had virtually destroyed all the good things ex-President Kufuor left behind.

“If I say that the NDC are destroyers, I know why I am saying so because they have destroyed the National Health Insurance Scheme, School Feeding Programme, the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) and other commendable initiatives the NPP introduced,” the MP noted.

He said the President Mills-led government Ilad clearly demonstrated in its 18 months in office that it was incapable of running the affairs of the country properly.

The former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD enjoined Ghanaians to vote against the ruling party in the forthcoming elections.

“We have another opportunity to redeem ourselves from these destroyers by voting against them overwhelmingly in the next elections, before they destroy everything in this beautiful country of ours,” Hon Osei observed.

The country’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom made these remarks in Kumasi when he thanked his constituents for their support in the party’s just-ended presidential primary.

Hon Osei, who placed third, in the primary, was among the five contestants who vied for the position to lead the party in the 2012 elections.

The race, which was touted as uncompromising by political pundits, was won by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Nana Addo secured over 78 percent of the votes in the unprecedented primary to get the nod for the second consecutive time to lead the NPP into an electoral battle.

Though Mr Osei failed to win in his constituency, he stated that he felt obliged to thank delegates in his constituency.

The NPP legislator assembled all the delegates in his constituency at Aseda House in Kumasi on Thursday and expressed his heartfelt gratitude for their support.

Hon Osei emphasized that though he did not win in his constituency, the votes he garnered in that constituency was his highest in all the 230 constituencies where the elections took place simultaneously on August 7.

“I must thank you sincerely for your support because the votes you gave me were my highest throughout the country though I did not emerge as the overall winner,” he observed.

The Honourable MP reiterated his commitment to champion the cause of Nana Addo, the newly-elected flag-bearer, to ensure that the former MP for Abuakwa South becomes the next president of the country.

“I am promising that I will fight with all my might, knowledge, resources and everything to support Nana Addo for him to bring our dear party back to power in 2012,” Hon Osei stated.

He charged the delegates and the general support base of the party to kick-start campaign at their respective areas to ensure that the party’s chances of coming back to power are brightened.

“Begin to wear the ‘T’ shirts of Nana Addo, spread the good news about him and the NPP and make sure that he becomes the darling boy of people in your areas,” Hon Osei charged the delegates.

Stressing that the contest was over, he entreated the delegates to come together in one accord, saying that peace and absolute unity were the basic tools for the party’s success in the 2012 polls.

Story :Daily Guide.