Age & Health Concerns Hit Akufo-Addo

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But He Screams “I am fit” To NPP Delegates

The 2012 New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, has played down assertions that he is old and unfit to lead the party in the 2016 general elections.

It comes, as lots of wrinkles visibly show on his face suggesting aging. He is also beginning to look emaciated and frail with claims that whilst in London, he went through a major operation on one of his vital organs; his liver.

Nana Addo turns 70 on March 29, this year. If elected flagbearer to lead the NPP for the third time, he will most likely be the oldest contestant in the presidential race, seeking the highest office at an advance age of 72.

Political analysts say a gruelling campaign of trekking the length and breath of the country could deteriorate his heath.

But Nana Addo, told visiting Central Region executives of the party last week in his Nima residence that he is not clutching onto walking sticks as people may have speculated.

In yet another subtle indication of his intention to contest the party’s flagbearership slot, Akufo-Addo said “We’ll keep in touch and, hopefully, if everything goes right for me in the contest for the leadership, we’ll be in a position to work together very closely to advance our
common interest.”

The 2012 NPP leader is yet to formally announce his return to mainstream politics, having announced his temporary retirement after a failed attempt to overturn the results of the 2012 general elections it contested at the Supreme Court.

He has given March 20, 2014 as the date to formally announce his political future, even though he and his aides have given clear signals, he will be running for the NPP flagbearership race.

Nana Akufo-Addo, urged the Cape Coast executives to be united in order to, according to him, heed to the call by Ghanaians for the NPP to return to power.

He reminded them that the Central Region, is a swing region and requires more efforts from them to win the region in the next election.
The Central Regional Party executives, also appealed to Nana Akufo-Addo to, as a matter of urgency, make his political future known.

The executives were there to share their concerns about the region with him.

The Western Regional executives of the party were also present at the residence of Akufo-Addo to exchange pleasantries with him.

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