FINAL COMMUNICATION FROM HON. ING. FRANCIS ADDAI-NIMOH TO NPP DELEGATES AHEAD OF PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ON NOVEMBER 4TH, 2023
3rd November 2023
First of all, let me use this opportunity to thank you for electing me during the superdelegates conference to be part of the forerunners for this election. If it were by words of pollsters, Francis Addai-Nimoh would have been long forgotten. But, you, the distinguished delegates of our Party, showed the world and the doubting Thomases, that, you reward hardwork and loyalty, hence your selection of Addai-Nimoh as part of the five.
I’m really grateful for this gesture from you. And, I ask you to spare a moment of your time to ponder over my message to you before the crucial presidential primary tomorrow, 4th November.
The time has come, once again, for you to vest the power given to you by our Party’s constitution, in someone who will then become the Party’s flagbearer. This will be done democratically, per the tenets of our Party’s constitution.
By choosing someone to lead the Party, ahead of the crucial 2024 general elections, it means that you have effectively vested the moral authority of the Party in that person.
A person wielding the moral authority of our great Party, the NPP, ought to exude certain qualities that typify the ethos and values of our Party. Amongst such ethos and values are tolerance, comportment, truthfulness, selflessness, etc.
Delegates, when you choose someone with these qualities, it comes with enormous benefits to the Party. By making such a choice, the Party will stand united and galvanized, making victory in 2024 a possibility.
In addition, your choice, while it ought to be grounded in the Party’s interest, it should also factor in the broader Ghanaian society. Ghanaians will question our choice as to whether that choice has the right set of competencies to deliver this country from the doldrums we find ourselves. Does the choice have the credibility, integrity, and foresight to lead Ghana? – will be one of the questions Ghanaians will ask.
Therefore, our choice, on 4th November should be motivated by a pair of considerations, i.e., Party interest and national interest. Who, amongst the four, if elected, will be a unifier to whom every Party person will feel comfortable to go to without fear of reprisals? Who, amongst the four, if elected, will Ghanaians vouch for his unblemished integrity, and thus, trust to lead Ghana?
I remind you, dear delegates, that, I have served this Party for many years. Despite my enormous contributions to the Party’s victory in 2016, and my subsequent alienation from government, I have remained loyal and committed to the Party’s cause. I have not acted in any way to soil the image of the Party, despite the obvious attempts to suppress me.
Trained as a civil engineer, after many years in public service, my integrity remains unquestionable. I have, suo motor, risen to my current status by the grace of God and dint of hardwork. This shows my unbending inner strength and capacity to achieve.
It is very clear, from the campaigns, that, I am the one candidate who has ran a message-based campaign, devoid of drama, attacks, aspersions, etc. This is testament of my comportment, discipline, and resolute temperament – which all go to the core of the kind of tolerance needed to unite the Party ahead of 2024.
I am clear in my mind that any other candidate, apart from Addai-Nimoh, may cause the Party to break at 8 instead of breaking the 8. Francis Addai-Nimoh represents the new face, who has the dual appeal to the rank and file of the Party, and the general Ghanaian populace.
Put the Party on the cusp of breaking the eight-year tradition by electing me. I promise not to disappoint you. The days where delegates are treated as hewers of wood and drawers of water are over, should Addai-Nimoh emerge as victor of the presidential primary. I am number of 4 on the ballot – aseɛ hɔ aa.
Let’s change the course of history, together.
Thank you for your attention.
God bless NPP.
God bless Ghana.
Former MP, Mampong and Aspiring Flagbearer of the NPP