President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has denied endorsing one of the New Patriotic Party presidential candidates running in the 2024 elections.
Nana Akufo-Addo stated that his responsibility as president is to ensure the NPP’s victory in the upcoming elections.
Nana Akufo-Addo stated at a meeting with NPP Communicators at the Jubilee House that suggestions that government machinery is being used to favour a candidate are false.
He urged party members to disregard the allegations with the contempt they deserved.
“The assertions by some in the party that government is somehow allegedly ‘intimidating or coercing party faithful to throw their weight or support behind one of the presidential aspirants…the allegation is being made that the government is putting its authority behind the Vice President. I want to say in very clear terms to you and to the world that it is a false and malicious narrative.
“There is not a single truth to it. That is why I can beat my chest to it and I can say without any fear of contradiction that there is no one in the party, there is not a single person in the NPP who can say that I have asked him or her to support this or that aspirant. I haven’t done it and I know why I haven’t done it,” he emphasised.
He further stated that he will vote for a candidate who will unite the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the presidential race in 2024 as the party prepares for its internal primaries.
He has also committed to vote for a presidential candidate who can win the election.
According to the President, he has only one vote, like every other delegate in the party, and will select a candidate capable of defeating the NDC in the 2024 presidential election.
“I have just one vote, the same as any polling station executive anywhere in the country, and I will cast that vote for an aspirant who, I believe, can best unite the Party, and, above all, who can win the presidential election of 7th December 2024, and inflict a third successive defeat on the perennial NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama.”
According to him, “victory for the NPP in election 2024, and handing over to an NPP Presidential Candidate so elected as President by the Ghanaian people, are what I am
working for, and I expect all members of the NPP to share the same goals. I assume that we all want our party to win the 2024 elections decisively, our parliamentary candidates to win, again, the majority of seats in Parliament, and Our flagbearer to become the President of the Republic.”