Northern Chief Declares Support For Akufo-Addo, Predicts Win For NPP

The paramount chief of Kpembe Traditional Area in the Northern Region, Kpembewura Gbanbagne Ndefeso IV has unequivocally declared his support for the New Patriotic Party, and predicted a resounding victory for its flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Addressing Nana Akufo-Addo at his palace during a courtesy, Kpembewura Ndefeso could not hide his political colour as he declared: “I want to assure you that I’m still a friend and you can always depend on me…A soldier will forever be a soldier, you know what I mean,” he said, to suggest he is still an NPP member. Known in private life as Dari Bismark Haruna, Kpembewura Ndefeso contested the Salaga constituency on the ticket of NPP in the 2000 parliamentary elections which he lost.

He was subsequently appointed district chief executive for East Gonja by former President J.A. Kufour between 2001 and 2005. In October 2014, he was enskined the Kpembewura having served as the Kijipouwura and later Labawura before becoming Lambowura. He told a cheering crowd of party supporters at his palace Thursday: “I urge each and everyone here that they should come out in their numbers; go out there to vote and I predict 53point something per cent for Nana Akufo-Addo.” “You can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight out of the dog.

Looking through the crystal ball, I can see victory for NPP…AsI said, if God want to do something it start from one, He has done it for me and will do it for you. I don’t need to talk so much, God will do it for you the same way he did it for me,” the Kpembewura said. According to the chief, the election battle ahead of Nana Akufo-Addo is the Lord’s and said his prediction is grounded in a dream he had, saying “There is not so much talk; God has already done it. I have seen it in my dreams, I have seen something you have not seen it.” The people of Ghana are already to hear from you and I hope the next time we meet like this it will be His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo…What I want to advise is that tell the people of Ghana what you will do for them.” He also urged Ghanaians to go into the December 7 elections with peace in order for us to maintain the peace being enjoyed.

Meanwhile, Nana Akufo-Addo who was visiting the chief for the first time after his enskinement, congratulated him for his success. Nana Akufo-Addo also thanked the Kpembewura for remaining faithful to the New Patriotic Party even in their trying times. In a related development, at a mini rally at Salaga, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia called on Ghanaians to vote the NPP to power to rescue the health insurance policy, school feeding, capitation, trainee allowance among other policies started by the NPP.