Nana Obeng Ameyaw Barimah II, Tuobodomhene and Akyempemhene of the Techiman Traditional Council, has assured the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of the unflinching support of the people of Tuobodom in the run-up to this year’s elections.
The Tuobodomhene, who was confident of an Akufo-Addo victory in the elections, explained that his belief is premised on the fact that “in this world, it is only those who embark on good missions who are encouraged and supported.”
Nana Obeng Ameyaw Barimah II made this known on Sunday, July 10, 2016, when Nana Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on him at his palace, at the commencement of day 3 of his tour of the Brong Ahafo Region.
According to the Chief, “The NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Techiman North has been entrusted in my care. He is therefore my son. Thus, I can never turn my back on my son who is bringing something good home to his people.
The Chiefs and people of Tuobodom assure you, Nana (Akufo-Addo), that we are in complete support of you. We are backing you with prayers, and I am confident that you will win this year’s election.”
He urged all supporters of the NPP to avoid the use of abusive and intemperate language in the electioneering period, as this only drives away non-supporters of the party.
“Ghanaians will vote for you once you have a good message, and you present it to them in all humility and through the use of decorous language and patience. There are certain fights that can only be won with prayer. When you go to God in prayer, whatever you ask for in His name, he will do it for you,” he said.
Nana Obeng Ameyaw Barimah II had a request to make of the NPP flagbearer when he is elected President.
“When you win the election, the people of Tuobodom need a nursing training college. We know this will come to fruition because we are very confident that you will win,” he added.
We will help you win 2016
The Nifahene of Tuobodom, Nana Owusu Ankomah Tinten II, during a separate call by the NPP flagbearer, indicated that “the Chiefs are praying and are determined to make sure that whatever can be done to help Nana Akufo-Addo win this election is done.”
The Nifahene, who was sitting in state due to the absence of Nana Baffour Asare II, Omanhene of Tuobodom, made this known when Nana Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on him at the palace.
According to the Nifahene, “My Chief, Nana Baffour Asare II, has asked me to tell you that he, together with the people of Tuobodom, keenly follow the NPP and the policies you outline to the people every time.”
The Nifahene added that “all he (Nana Baffour Asare II) asks is that God be with you, protect and guide you and your entourage in every way, so that you will be able to fulfill all your promises to the Ghanaian people.
We have heard Nana Akufo-Addo’s ‘1-District- 1-Factory’ policy, and it is one we wholeheartedly subscribe to. We hope and pray that if it is God’s will that Nana Akufo-Addo wins this year’s election, he should give Tuobodom its own factory.”