'Nana Addo-Rawlings Meeting Is Historic'

Nana Amankona Nimpong, Twafohene of Dormaa-Akwamu in Brong Ahafo Region has endorsed recent historic meeting of New Patriotic Party�s (NPP) Flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo and former President Jerry John Rawlings. Nana Nimpong described the meeting as historic unification move which should be food for thought for other politicians irrespective of political interest and ideology. The Twafohene, a 78-year-old senior citizen in Sunyani, was speaking with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Sunyani on Monday, concerning political interpretations given to the historic meeting. He prayed for a day when political party leaders would emulate Nana Akufo-Addo by finding a date to meet former president Rawlings to discuss matters of national interest. He disagreed to the assertion in some political circles that Nana Akufo-Addo�s visit was to solicit former President Rawlings� support to enable the NPP win the December elections. Nana Nimpong rather saw the meeting of the two as a move to bring down political tension which was gathering momentum on the airwaves. Commenting on President Rawlings attendance of National Democratic Party (NDP) during the party�s inauguration in Kumasi, Nana Nimpong said �it has been a normal practice in Ghana by political parties to invite their counterparts to attend such functions�. He said such invitations must not be seen from a partisan perspective but another democratic line to bring unity amongst politicians and their followers. Nana Nimpong advised party activists and supporters to avoid comparing commodity prices by using the �gauge of commodity prices of a previous government�. He said that was a waste of time and distraction of focus because governance was not static and prices gods and services kept moving as and when necessary. Nana Nimpong also advised Ghanaians not to be swayed by politics to do anything that would disturb the national peace.