Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has failed Ghanaians with the ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ and does not deserve another four-year term.
He has described the performance of the Mahama-Amissah-Arthur government as “weak”, leading to widespread hardships that Ghanaians are facing.
“The NDC government has turned its back on the people, failing to fulfill all the promises they made to the people including the one-term premium of the National Health Insurance” Nana Addo said.
He therefore called on the electorate not to renew the mandate of the NDC in the upcoming polls.
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing a rally in Koforidua on Monday to climax the Eastern Regional campaign.
He charged the people of the region to join the rest of the country to vote out the visionless Mahama-led NDC government, which had plunged Ghana into untold hardships in the past four years.
“Come Friday we will use our thumbs to vote out this incompetent NDC government to give way for a visionary, competent NPP government to bring relief to the suffering masses of our country,” Akufo-Addo stated.
Nana Addo stated that President John Mahama and the NDC had always kicked against anything that would bring respite to the poor because they did not have the people’s interest at heart.
He explained that the President and the NDC had spent all their campaign energies in kicking against the free quality senior secondary education that the NPP had proposed which sought to help the poor to educate their children to the highest level with no cost.
Nana Akufo Addo said Ghanaians would do themselves a great deal of disservice if they re-elect the NDC back into power.
He assured Ghanaians that the poverty and hardships that they had endured since the NDC assumed power four years ago would end this Friday when the electorate voted he Nana Addo as their president.
He said the massive unemployment situation in the country and other challenges facing Ghanaians, particularly the youth, due to the bad leadership of the NDC government, would come to a halt as the incoming NPP administration would provide jobs for the vibrant youth.
The NPP, he stated, would definitely win the elections and implement the free Senior High School (SHS) programme and other programmes to make Ghanaians feel comfortable and go about their legal duties without problems.
The former General Secretary of the party, Nana Ohene Ntow, in his speech chastised the NDC for not having any meaningful programme to transform the lives of the populace.
He said officials of the NDC always criticized the better policies and programmes of the NPP because the party did not have any programme for Ghanaians.
The former Minister of Finance, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, charged the people of the Eastern Region to vote in their large numbers on Friday in order for the region to maintain its enviable reputation as the stronghold of the NPP.
According to him, Ghanaians had already made up their minds as to the candidate they would vote for on December 7.
He noted that since Nana Akufo-Addo represents freedom, justice, and transformation and free SHS, he had no doubt that the citizens would support the NPP by voting massively for its candidate.
Nana Akufo Addo also introduced all the parliamentary candidates in the Region.
Other speakers at the rally included Mr Boakye Agyarko, National Campaign Manager, Mr John Jinapor, Special Aid to Nana Akufo-Addo and Mr Felix Owusu Agyapong, former Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru. GNA