Nana Akufo-Addo address crowd in Tamale

The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has thrown a challenge to President John Evans Atta Mills to showcase his achievements over the past three years to Ghanaians to justify a second term.

Nana Addo said the sitting President of Ghana has nothing to prove and because his advisors are having it difficult to campaign based on the realities on the ground and the poor record of the NDC as a party, they have rather resorted to vitriolic attacks on him.

“The President and his advisors have decided that they cannot campaign on his record; they cannot campaign on his performance; he cannot campaign on the programmes he has for the future of this country; he cannot campaign against my public record,” Nana Addo told party supporters in Accra to round up his listening tour across the country.

He added: “But they are right. They are right to say they cannot campaign on his record and his performance: the record is poor and the performance is weak. That is why they cannot campaign on that record or that performance.”

Speaking to thousands of NPP supporters at a rally at the Mantse Agboena, James Town in Accra on Saturday, the NPP flagbearer said he remains undaunted despite those baseless attacks aimed at tarnishing his hard won reputation.

“I want to assure you of one thing, no amount of lies and insults against my person or threats to me are going to put me off,” the flagbearer charged. “Again, let me repeat that, no amount of insults, lies or propaganda, no amount of threats directed at my person are going to stop me. ”

“I have never supported the use of violence in politics; not one single day have I been involved in anything to do with violence; but one thing that I have always stood for, I will never sit down to allow my fellow human being to cheat me.

“I wish to tell them that no amount of insults, attacks on my person will stop me,” Nana Addo said to a rousing applause.

The former minister of foreign affairs noted it was good President Mills has committed himself to a free and fair election in December, but stressed the NDC flagbearer should endeavour to go by his own words.

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating,” he cited an old adage to remind President Mills of the need to stick to his promise.

Nana Addo said President Mills is just a ceremonial leader because he is not directly in charge of the affairs of Ghana. He cited the Economic and Organised Crimes Office’s report on the Gh 51 million judgment debt payment to businessman Alfred Woyome, which stated that Mills on two attempts tried to stop the payment, but government officials brushed his orders aside and went ahead to pay the embattled NDC financier.

Former President J. A Kufuor on his part called on Ghanaians to vote massively for Nana Addo because he can bring the real change that they want.

He said the NDC will lose the December elections because they are still struggling to find solutions to real problems facing Ghana.

The rally, which witnessed a teeming crowd and attended by everyone who matters in the main opposition party, served as a platform to introduce all the NPP 2012 parliamentary candidates in Greater Accra to the supporters.

Source Citifmonline Ghana


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