My interest in Dagbon is peace – Akufo-Addo
The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, says his interest is for the people of Dagbon to have peace.
He said speculations that the NPP is striving to bring division to Dagbon is not true, adding that he is not a Dagomba, Andani or Abudu so there is no way he could foment trouble among Dagombas.
Nana Akufo-Addo who was speaking during a courtesy call on Kampakuya Na Yakubu Abdulai Andani, the Regent of Dagbon, at his palace in Yendi, said Dagbon is one of the important Kingdoms in the country and all that he could to is to find solution to the problems of Andanis and Abudus.
He said if God willing and he is voted into power in the December 7 polls, everyone would know that there is a bright future for all.
He stated that he is not involved in the chieftaincy of Dagbon and he is not a member of Dagbon kingmakers to remove chiefs.
Nana Akufo-Addo said as an Akyem, he is not involve in chieftaincy at home.
He said he still has in mind the advice the Regent gave him during a previous visit to the palace not to promise what he cannot do when voted in to power.
He however gave the assurance that his every district one factory project, would come on when he wins the 2016 elections.
He said the late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani was a friend and he wants the Royal Family to live as buddies.
Nana Akufo-Addo said it was because of the spirit of friendship why he visited Dagbon with a strong delegation.
Kampakuya Na Andani said the intemperate and divisive language on the airwaves during political discussions does not make chiefs happy because Ghanaians are one people.
He called on the political parties to do things that would bring development in health, education, agriculture and other areas.
He urged the youth not to allow politicians to use them to foment trouble during political campaigns because they are the future leaders of the country.
In a related development the NPP flag bearer paid a courtesy call on Bolin Lana Mahamadu Abdulai, Regent of the Abudus in Yendi.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the time has come for Dagbon to bury the past and look towards the future as united people.
He said he would end the suffering of Ghanaians if wins Election 2016 and appealed to the people of Yendi and Dagbon in particular to vote for him.
Bolin Lana Abdulai said Ghanaians should use the elections as a window of opportunity to vote for leaders with tested integrity and the tenacity of purpose to revamp and develop the economy.
He called for transparency at the national collation centre of the Electoral Commission so that the Presidential and Parliamentary elections become victory for Ghana.
The flag bearer was accompanied by the National, Regional Executives of the Party, his running mate Alhaji Dr Bawumia, Mr Alan Kyerematen, former Minister of State and the Member of Parliament for Yendi; Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tajani.
In a related development 18- year old Ismail Alhassan who was among those displaying with motorbikes to welcome the flag bearer and his delegation had an accident and he is on admission at the Yendi Municipal Hospital Emergency Ward.
One other man also crushed with his motorbike but he was treated and discharged.