NPP founding member, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has claimed that his relationship with former president John Kufuor was undermined by his (Nyaho’s) support for Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo when an internal discussion over who should lead the party was ongoing ahead of the 2000 presidential and parliamentary elections.
“I parted ways with my very good friend Kufuor because of Akufo-Addo. The party was taking a decision on who to lead the party after Adu Boahene, and at the time, I felt that Akufo-Addo was the best person to lead us and Kufuor didn’t take it lightly,” he stated on GHONE television on Monday.
Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe has been an unrelenting critic of the New Patriotic Party flagbearer, Nana Addo, prompting suggestions that he had something against the former Attorney-General.
But he denied any malice towards Nana Addo.
According to him, he was displeased because under the NPP flagbearer’s leadership, the party had become divided, adding that Nana Addo did not have a political message.
“Nowhere in political history… have I seen such a divided front that have won an election and if we go the way we are going there is no way we can win against the NDC.
“We have a tattered front and we don’t have a message. As a political party if you don’t have a message and you have a fragmented front then you become desperate, so I think that party is desperate…I have known Nana Addo for 50 years and he has no message”, he said.