Some members of the National Executive Committee of United Progressive Party (UPP) and the leadership of Power Unity Party (PUP) have openly declared their support for the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The declaration was done on Thursday in Kumasi.
Their decision as disclosed by them was triggered by the remarkable achievements of Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, flag bearer of the NPP, indicating that “it is an undeniable fact that Nana Addo’s achievements within his first term have been fantastic and mind blowing. He needs to be commended for taking Ghana that far.”
Interestingly, the UPP has been divided on the frontline as they alleged that Mr. Akwasi Addi Odike who was declared and sworn into office as the flag bearer of the party has declared his support for John Dramaini Mahama of the NDC.
At the press briefing, the executives who claimed to be members of the NEC heavily castigated Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike, failing to give him recognition as a member or executive of the party.
They described him as “one who used to be one of us”, owing to the fact that Mr. Odike “has thrown his support for John Dramani Mahama of the NDC. His decision must be respected though.”
“However we as members of National Executive Committee cannot follow suit to fall into ditch with Odike and have decided to join the masses to hail the multifarious achievements of Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo as we go to polls on Monday.
Undoubtedly, people like Odike would never appreciate the good works of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo simply because of his parochial interest which has turned him into a political prostitute. He always wants to reap before, during and after every political season.”
Mr. Osei Martin, 3rd National Vice Chairman for UPP stated in his address that; “It is very sad how Odike bastardizes Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo on air to the extent of invoking curses on him. Odike declared support for JDM before the 2012 general elections and years after started criticizing him openly after taking huge amount of money including fleets of cars from Mahama. This tossed him into the NPP fold and every now and then he moves from one station to another to throw tantrums against Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo. It is very puzzling how he Odike speaks ill about others in respect of governance, meanwhile his party members have several issues with him pending in the court of competent jurisdiction.
He refers to Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo as a corrupt president. If it were so then Odike is rather a seasoned political burglar capable of perpetuating blatant lies and robbing his party members off what is due them.
If all the wealth Odike made from the UPP has disappeared within the space of time, then he would seemingly be worst manager of the economy than Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo. We believe Odike would come out to challenge our credibility in respect of membership as he always does and refer to us as imposters. Now the question is, who are the members or executive members of UPP? His wives or children?
We filed a suit against Odike at Obuasi High Court to challenge his candidature as a flag bearer of UPP and that case with other cases are still pending in court so I would not go into the merits.
The suit among other behaviors exhibited by Odike consequently contributed to his disqualification from the race. Without wasting precious time, ladies and gentlemen, cherished listeners, it is on a note of hope that Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo completes his 8 years in good health and in peace and we the NEC members of UPP and PUP join the faithful Ghanaians to say 4 more for Nana to do more for you.”