The Flagbearer of Ghana’s major opposition party, the New Patriotic Party, 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 an NPP victory in 2016.
According to him, ever since the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government assumed incumbency 7 years ago, every sector of the Ghanaian economy is in decline, evident in worsening living standards of the Ghanaian, widespread and rampant corruption, rising levels of unemployment and growing labour unrest.
These developments, Akufo-Addo said, require a change in 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 after their respective victories in their primaries.
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.”
“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 women to give this country a first class government, and steer this nation back onto the course of progress and prosperity for all. We have done it before, and God-willing, when we win the 2016 election, we will do it again,” he said.
He continued, “The NPP is coming to serve the people of Ghana because we know that with good, honest and competent leadership, we can make this country into what it was destined to be – a rich, powerful and progressive nation.”