Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate for the 2012 elections at the weekend promised to serve and not to lord over Ghanaians if elected as the Head of State.

Speaking at the National Annual Delegates Conference in Accra, he said that the NPP was seeking political power ?not to punish political opponents? but to correct bad policies that had been rolled out by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the past three and half years.

Nana Addo pledged that his administration would implement strategies and policies that would create hundreds of jobs and industrialize the new economy to replace the ?old raw-material based economy.?

He promised to support farmers and fishermen to ensure food security and to roll out meaningful housing policies that would provide decent and affordable accommodation for the ordinary Ghanaian.

Nana Addo called on the party to stay united to wrest political power from the NDC saying ?God did not put us on this rich land to be poor. It is bad leadership that makes us (Ghanaians) poor.?

He called on Ghanaians to join forces to help change the current political administration to move the country forward saying ?we can do it.?

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, NPP?s Vice Presidential candidate, pledged that the party would vigorously pursue the effective mapping and street naming, as well as national identification activities which were initiated during the former President John Agyekum Kufuor?s administration.

He said an NPP administration would stabilize the cedi, reduce the high costs of doing business, pursue policies and roll out prudent financial management that would ensure real fiscal discipline.

Mr. Jake Obetsebi- Lamptey, National Chairman of the NPP, said the party?s unity was critical for victory in the December polls.

He called on individuals within the party not to pursue personal agendas and urged them to consider the more important national interest.

Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey said though the NDC was disjointed and was ?worst form of government?, it remained a formidable electioneering machine to be reckoned with.

?No one should relax…continue with the same spirit of unity…and sprint for victory…Put all hands on deck,? he urged the elated delegates.

Meanwhile hundreds of NPP supporters, clad in the blue, red and white party colors and paraphernalia, are trooping to the Mantse Agbonaa at James Town in Accra for the official launch of the campaign which is expected to commence later in the day.


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