The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he will not stop appealing for the support and votes of the electorate ahead of December 7 elections as Ghanaians want to rid the nation of the “mismanagement, incompetence and corruption” of the John Mahama government.
Nana Akufo-Addo made this known on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 whilst campaigning in the Klottey Korle constituency, on Day 2 of his 3-day tour of the Greater Accra Region.
The NPP flagbearer’s comments come on the back of remarks made by President Mahama in the Brong Ahafo Region that the NPP flagbearer should stop appealing for the support of Ghanaians.
President Mahama also urged Ghanaians not to vote for the NPP flagbearer, stating that “we are winning and you want Dede Ayew and Asamoah Gyan to be substituted so a rookie can play, it does not make sense.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, on his part, whilst addressing artisans at the Arts Centre in Osu, stressed that “I won’t stop appealing to Ghanaians for their vote today, neither will I stop doing so tomorrow.”
According to the NPP flagbearer, “you (President Mahama), on the other hand, who is destroying this country, want the people of Ghana to maintain you in office for another 4 years? No, that will not happen. That is why elections are held. The people of Ghana are coming to get rid of you (Mahama) and bring in a competent government that can do the work for Ghanaians.”
Quoting from the popular Akan adage which says “if a game will be entertaining, one can tell from its beginning”, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that Ghanaians from all parts of the country are reeling from the effects of mismanagement, incompetence and corruption that has Mahama government, and have come to the conclusion that President Mahama cannot help improve their living conditions.
“You have been in high office for 8 solid years, 4-years as Vice President, 4-years as President. Yet, we are unable to tell what you have done for Ghanaians. So are Ghanaians going to entrust their mandate to you for another 4 years? Definitely not”, Akufo-Addo said, eliciting spontaneous cheers from the hundreds gathered at the Arts Centre.
He assured the gathering that “we are coming into office to fix our broken monetary system, revive the National Health Insurance Scheme which has been collapsed by President Mahama; effectively implement the Free SHS policy; and help create jobs through the 1-District-1-Factory policy, amongst others.”
Akufo-Addo continued, “All these policies are things I can do. This is why I am emboldened to come before the Ghanaian people and tell them that, God-willing, when I win, I am coming into office to implement these policies, so we can return Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity.”
Prior to his tour of the Klottey Korle constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo campaigned in the Ayawaso Central constituency, where he interacted with business owners, residents and NPP members and sympathisers.
His tour of the constituency took him to Alajo, Kotobabi ‘Trotro’ station, Newtown Post Office, Malata market and ‘Tip-Toe’ Lane, at Circle.