The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) newly elected parliamentary candidate of the Madina constituency, Hon. Boniface Abubakr Saddique, has assured the party’s flag-bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of his determination to annex the Madina seat for the NPP in the 2016 election.
“I made this pledge to the delegates prior to the primaries and I want to reaffirm it again. Madina will be counted in 2016 as one of the seats belonging to the NPP. We will win Madina, Insha Allah. I want to assure Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s President-in-waiting, that his vote share in Madina will increase. Akufo-Addo will win in Madina, Boniface will also win in Madina,” he said when he paid a courtesy call on Nana Addo.
According to Hon. Abubakr Saddique, although the Madina constituency has never been won by the NPP since the restoration of multi-party democracy in 1992, he is optimistic that with the current level of unity prevailing in the party, coupled with his strong message and vision of what Madina can be under an Akufo-Addo led NPP government, the electorate in the constituency will vote for him to become its Member of Parliament in 2016.
Nana Addo, on his part expressed confidence in Hon. Abubakr Saddique saying, “I can also say that I have full confidence in Boniface, the man you have elected as your parliamentary candidate. He is an experienced politician. I am sure that, together, we will work hard for victory in 2016. I have known him for many years, as we worked together under President Kufuor.”
He also advised party members to scrap all camps within the Elephant family to go into the 2016 elections with a united front.
“Our internal contests are almost over. We have a few more constituencies which are yet to conduct their parliamentary primaries. Let us all remember that this talk of this person is a ‘Nana man’, that person is an ‘Alan man’ is no longer relevant. We are all members of the NPP, and I am going to work with all members of the party. Boniface was part of Alan’s team and did not support me; today he is the parliamentary candidate for Madina. We are going to work together. We have to deliver Ghana from the failing government of Mahama’s NDC and bring back progress and prosperity to our country. We can only do that if we are all working together in sincerity,” Nana Addo said.