Speaking at a delegate meeting at Assin –Manso in his constituency, Prof. Fobih did not mince words when he told delegates to “vote massively for Nana Addo as the battle for 2012 requires someone who is brave, fearless and more so someone with a vision for moving our country forward.” According to him, under Kuffour’s administration, Nana Addos’s diplomacy and good human relations as a foreign minister brought so much foreign investors and good will that the country continues to enjoy.
He called on the delegates not to “waste their votes as a change of Nana Addo as the party’s presidential candidate may jeopardise the chances of the party winning the 2012 elections. He said the Nana Addo made history in 2008 election by becoming the first presidential candidate in his first appearance to achieve that height of clocking 4 9.8% and it will therefore not be prudent to change such a candidate and bring a green horn to start afresh.
He said he has had a close association with Nana Addo for a long time and he is one person amongst the candidates that he can speak positively about. “He was my colleague cabinet minister and I stand in front of you this afternoon to tell you that he is the man our country needs to come and take our people out of the poverty and deprivation that the NDC is imposing on Ghanaians.” He declared his unwavering support for nana Addo and asked his constituents and the whole of the party to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo.
Earlier, MP for Adanse Asokore and the longest deputy minister of energy under former president Kuffour’s regime, Hon. Kojo Tahiru Hammond also threw his weight behind Nana Addo.
The Member of Parliament for Asante Asokore in the Ashanti region said this in a well attended open forum at Asebu when Nana Addo interacted with delegates in the constituency as part of his Central regional tour. The Hon. Member entreated delegates to endorse Nana Addo as the flag bearer of NPP as he stands tall among his peers who are vying for the same position in the party. He said Nana has stood the test of time and has dedicated half of his entire life to working for the interest of the party in so many ways and also stands out as the first person in the NPP tradition to have clocked 49.377 % votes in his first appearance as a flag bearer. The Asokore MP further stressed that NPP needs someone who is brave, courageous, tested and respected worldwide as its candidate. He appealed to delegates to vote massively and decisively for Nana Addo to bring back power to the NPP.