FONKAR endorses ‘all-die-be-die’ mantra
Despite the controversy surrounding the “All Die Be Die” pronouncement by the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings (FONKAR), Chris Dugan, has endorsed it.
According to him, the ‘All Die Be Die call’ was in order, because the December 7, 2012 general election were not about the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or NPP, but about leadership quality and the future of the people of Ghana.
To him therefore, Ghanaians should resist any form of intimidation during voting day and vote massively for the right candidate.
Chris Dugan was speaking at the official launch of the NPP campaign for the Sunyani West Constituency at Fiapre at the weekend.
He emphasised that Ghanaians should be courageous and go out to cast their votes without any fear of intimidation, and that God would speak in the name of justice to deliver the country from its economic adversities, due to the poor administration of the current government.
The Regional Chairman of FOBKAR indicated that the current NDC administration was like the colonial days where people being intimidated and castigated for expressing their views.
He gave the assurance that God was in control, and that the bad intent of the NDC would not fly. The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, who was at the launch of the campaign, encouraged NPP faithful to intensify their house to house campaigns to propagate the ideals and programmes of the party in humility to the people, to win more votes, come December 7, 2012.
He said the lies and deceit of the NDC had been exposed, and that Ghanaians had realised it was a mistake to vote the NDC into power. To him, now was the time for Nana Akufo Addo and his team to salvage the country from its economic quandary.
According to him, when it comes to infrastructural development, the Kufuor- led NPP administration plays second to none, adding that the NPP and President Kufuor built a solid foundation for the country to thrive, but the poor administration of the NDC had failed to build upon that.
Mr. Kan Dapaah described the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani West, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, as a well-cultured, humble and brilliant person, who had all the leadership qualities to lead the people of the constituency.
He said the leadership qualities of the MP were just like that of the late former Prime Minister of Ghana, Prof. Kofi Abrefa Busia, adding that Brong-Ahafo would rise again to lead Ghanaian politics, and Ignatius Baffour Awuah was that icon.
The MPs for Mampong and Asokwa, Mr. Addai Nimo and Maxwell Kofi Jumah, were present to grace the occasion, but unfortunately, there was a power outage when the MP for Asokwa mounted the podium to deliver his address.
Though it was a disappointing scene for the teeming supporters of the NPP, they defied the darkness and chanted to the admiration of the guests present, calling on the MP not to be dismayed.
Ignatius Baffour Awuah commended the supporters for their encouragement, and urged them to intensify the house-to-house campaigns to ensure that Nana Addo and the NPP come to power to fulfill the free Senior High School education policy.
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