The Kotokoli Chief of Madina, Uoro Salifu Harouna, has predicted victory for the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in this year’s elections, confident that the majority of Ghanaians will vote for him.
Uoro Salifu Harouna, who is also the head of 36 Kotokoli Chiefs in the Greater Accra Region, indicated that “there is every assurance that the majority of the Ghanaian voters, at least three-quarters, this time, are with him. We don’t want any Ghanaian to make the mistake after the voting and say that ‘if we had known we would have voted for Nana’”.
The Kotokoli Chief made this known when Nana Akufo-Addo called on him at his Palace, in the heart of Madina, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, on his tour of the constituency.
Uoro Salifu Harouna told the NPP flagbearer that he “is in very safe hands (in the midst of the Kotokoli people) and in the hands of his lovers”, adding that “very soon, he will be our President in 2017.”
To the Ghanaian electorate, the Chief stated that since the belief is that “elections are won at the polling station, we are urging people that they have to be wide awake, alert and make sure that the right thing is done at the right time.”
Taking his turn to speak, Nana Akufo-Addo urged the Chiefs and people of Madina Zongo not to entertain the politics of tribalism and ethnicity, which will be waged by opponents of the NPP, but should rather vote based on the competence and the track-record of the various political parties and their respective candidates, and their ability to deliver decent standards of living for the citizenry.
“The various tribes and religions in Ghana all live in harmony. However, when the time for election is due, there are some who will come with their messages of division, trying to set tribes and religions against each other. Please, do not pay heed to such people. We are all Ghanaians and let us continue to live in unity and harmony,” he stated.
On the “miserable state our country finds herself in” under President Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that Ghana, a land rich in natural resources, is drenched in poverty because of poor policies in programmes being implemented by the Mahama government over the last 7 years.
All Ghana needs, he said, “is a leader with good heart and love for Ghana, and one who is not in office just to steal the resources of our country or to take bribes. I am into politics because I want to use the little wisdom and knowledge God has given me to help move Ghana forward, and bring relief and wealth to every part of the country
His government, he indicated, will institute measures to bring jobs and wealth to all parts of the country.
Nana Akufo-Addo also reiterated his message of establishing a Zongo Development Fund aimed at enhancing infrastructural development in Zongo communities and improving the lives of their residents, when, God-willing, he is elected President of the Republic, in spite of attempts by the ruling NDC to discredit the policy.
“This year, I want your help. Look at the Elephant and look at me, and put your confidence in me. This is my third attempt (at the Presidency). Help me go through the door and give Ghana a good government.”
Whilst in the constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo also called on the Chairman of the Madina Zongo Council of Chiefs, and the La-Nkwantanang Chief, Nii Kotei Djor.
The NPP flagbearer used the opportunity of his visit to wish all Moslems a Happy Eid ul-Fitr, and urged them to vote for the party’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Boniface Saddique.