Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lobbyist Group want Aliu retained as Veep

A lobbyist group calling itself Forum for National Equity (FNE) on Monday proposed the selection of Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama as running mate for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo, Flag bearer of New Patriotic Party (NPP).

"The Vice President Aliu Mahama has shown beyond reasonable doubt that he has great love and respect for all Ghanaians irrespective of gender, religion or tribe. If the talk about the best man for the job is to be realized, then a capable and experienced hand like Aliu would go a long way for a perfect complement for Presidency."

A statement signed by Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of FNE copied to the media in Bolgatanga said it was convinced that Nana Akufo-Addo, was the best man to serve as the next President of Ghana in the forthcoming December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The forum said the political atmosphere clearly showed that the NPP Presidential Candidate was enjoying overwhelming support from the electorate following the Government's development projects throughout the country.

Mr Mba said Alhaji Aliu acted responsibly and serving under President Kufuor demonstrated humility in his role as Vice President throughout the Party's two terms in office, adding that Alhaji Aliu had been nurtured well to handle all situations as a politician.

The statement paid tribute to Alhaji Aliu and said he understood the purpose of accountability, had a clean record and the needed impetus and commitment to ensure that Ghana was a better place to live.

"As a co-pilot, his rich experience at the highest level of national service has proved the Vice President as a man of loyalty and his partnership with Nana Akufo-Addo would not only give the NPP a landslide victory but ensure effective good governance for the best of Ghana," the statement added.

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