The Deputy Minority Leader of Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul, has said he believes the whole of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is fully in support of the partyâ€™s newly-elected flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo.
Nana Addo was emphatically elected The NPPâ€™s presidential candidate for the 2016 general elections on Saturday after polling over 94 percent of the delegatesâ€™ votes, beating off competition form Former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen and the Member of Parliament for Ashanti Mampong, Francis Addai Nimoh.
Several attacks on opposing candidates during the campaigns and the elections on Saturday, including the camp of Addai Nimoh calling for Nana Addoâ€™s Â disqualification from the polls, led to suggestions that the partyâ€™s unity may have been compromised.
However, the MP for the Bimbilla Constituency has rubbished the claims of disunity in the party, arguing that the margin of Nana Addoâ€™s victory in the elections proves the party remains united in its beliefs support for their candidate.
He told Citi News: â€œThereâ€™s no single party that may be able to repeat the sort of support that Akufo Addo has in the party.
According to Mr. Nitiwul, Nana Addo while Nana Addo retains the support of the NPP delegates, he also has the support of his beaten challengers.
â€œNana Addo has shown it before and he is going to show it again that heâ€™s an all-inclusive person. All those who lost to him in 2008, he gave each of them a very prime position in his campaign and the same thing happened in 2012,â€ he said
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana