Nana Akufo-Addo
Nana Akufo-Addo

THE 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana cannot afford four more years of President Mahama?s governance, and has therefore charged the leadership and membership of the NPP to work hard for victory in the next general elections.

Nana Akufo-Addo
Nana Akufo-Addo
According to him, since the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government assumed power
some seven years ago, every sector of the Ghanaian economy is in decline, which is epitomised in the worsening living standards of the Ghanaian, widespread and rampant corruption, rising levels of unemployment and growing labour unrests.

These developments, AkufoAddo said, require a change of government in 2016, stressing that ?come
what may, the NPP will have to win the 2016 election to save Ghana. Four more years under President Mahama and his NDC will only spell doom for our dear country.?

The NPP flagbearer made these comments on Thursday, August 13, when four newly elected parliamentary candidates of the party from the Gomoa East, Lower West Akim, Bolgatanga Central and Obuasi East constituencies paid separate courtesy calls on him to introduce themselves
formally to him.

Nana Akufo-Addo maintained that Ghanaians witnessed vast improvements in their quality of life
under the eight-year rule of the NPP under the leadership of President John Agyekum Kufuor. On the contrary, the preoccupation of the Mahama government, according to the NPP flagbearer, is not to seek the welfare of the Ghanaian, ?as all they concentrate their energies on is
enriching themselves.?

He observed, ?If the likes of Yaw Osafo-Maafo were still in-charge of this economy, Ghana would not be in this dire predicament. The NPP has the men and the women to give this country a first class government, and steer this nation back onto the course of progress and prosperity for all.?

In a brief remark during the visit of the Gomoa East parliamentary candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that the electoral history of the constituency once held by the NPP and the non-performance of the NDC in that constituency indicated that the NPP could wrestle the seat from the
NDC.

Mr Kojo Asomani, the party?s candidate for Gomoa East, noted that the bane of the NPP in the parliamentary elections of 2008 and 2012 was disunity amongst the rank and file of the party.

?The NPP in Gomoa East is now strongly united. I am aware of the huge task confronting me. Historically, whichever party wins the Gomoa East seat wins the presidency. I can assure Nana Akufo-Addo that we will deliver Gomoa East to the NPP in 2016, and by extension help you
become president of Ghana in 2016,

Mr Asomani said. Operation 50/50 A Mirage Next to call on Nana Akufo-Addo was Mr Eyiah Kyei Baffuor, the candidate for Lower West Akim.

Nana Akufo-Addo admonished the new candidate to tap into the wealth of experience and support base of Gifty Klenam, the defeated MP, to ensure that the NPP increases its margin of victory in 2016, and thereby render the NDC?s ?Agenda 50/50? in the Eastern Region a mere
mirage.

Bolgatanga Central Now Winnable Mr Rexford Asanga, the candidate for Bolgatanga Central, who was
accompanied by some party executives from the Upper East Region, acknowledged the fact that he faces an uphill task in wrestling the Bolgatanga Central seat from the NDC. Nana Akufo-Addo told the gathering, ?I know Rexford is a formidable candidate, and I am confident
about our chances.

The late Adams Mahama was convinced that with his candidature, the NPP stood a very good chance of winning Bolgatanga for the first time. Our people are suffering too much and they need relief.
They can only get relief with an NPP victory.?

One Million NDC Ashanti Votes

Dr Patrick Boakye Yiadom, the NPP candidate for Obuasi East, indicated to Nana Akufo-Addo that he
had set a target of achieving a 90% margin of victory for the party in the constituency.

This, he said, would be achieved by unity and hard work in the run-up to the 2016 elections. He further assured Nana Akufo-Addo that he was stopping at nothing to bring on board Edward Ennin, whom he beat in the June 13 primaries, and his (Ennin?s) supporters.

Nana Akufo-Addo reminded the gathering about the NDC?s avowed aim of obtaining one million votes
from the Ashanti Region in 2016 and the need for the NPP to ensure this remains only a dream.

Source : Daily Guide

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