The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, February 5, 2016, joined the chiefs and people of Shai Osudoku in mourning the late Paramount Chief and President of the traditional area, Nene Klagbordjor V.
Accompanied by NPP stalwarts from the Greater Accra region, Nana Akufo-Addo was mobbed by thousands of residents as well as mourners, amidst chants of “wɔ ma chake mi”, as he made his way to the funeral grounds at Osuwem.
Paying glowing tribute to the late Nene Klagbordjor V, who reigned for 70 years and died in 2014 at the age of 90, the NPP flagbearer, who spoke in Ga, noted that the death of the late Chief is a great loss, not only to the people of Shai Osudoku but to the nation, as he made significant contributions to the development of the nation.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the gathering of thousands of people from different walks of life, as well as from different political affiliations point to a life well-lived by the late Nene Klagbordjor V.
Nana Akufo-Addo prayed for wisdom and good health for Nene Gmogmowuyea VI, the successor to the late Paramount Chief, and called on the people of Shai Osudoku to support their new Chief fully in the coming years.
The NPP flagbearer, in concluding, craved the indulgence of Nene Gmogmowuyea VI and called on the people of Shai Osudoku, in this election year, to take a careful look at their conditions of living and vote in a government whose priority will be to improve their livelihoods.
It is clear that Ghana needs change from the severe economic hardships and rising cost of living she is facing under President Mahama’s government, he said, and assured that under an Akufo-Addo government, the country will be put back onto the path of progress and prosperity.
On behalf of the NPP, a donation of GH¢2,000 and bottles of schnapps was made towards the funeral.
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied by Hon. Ishmael Ashitey, NPP Greater Accra Chairman; Alfred Boye, NPP Greater Accra 1st Vice Chairman; Fred Offei, NPP Shai Osudoku Chairman; Stephen Oyortey, NPP parliamentary candidate for Shai Osudoku; Nii Adjiri Blankson, former Mayor of Accra and member of the NPP National Council of Elders; Hon. Ursula Owusu, MP for Ablekuma West; Jerry Ahmed Shaib, NPP parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma South; Sylvester Tetteh, NPP parliamentary candidate for Ningo Prampram; amongst others.