By Frank Amponsah
President Akufo-Addo has called on the electorates to reject the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) by voting massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 7th of December 2020 polls.
According to him, the people of Ghana are tired of the characteristic propagandists’ claims of the opposition NDC and that the time has come for them to be rejected once and for all.
The President sounded the caution at Odumase in the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency when he addressed a teeming crowd of Lower Manya Krobo Constituents as part of the last day of his campaign tour of the Eastern Region.
According to the President, in spite of the NDC’s propaganda that NPP does not like Krobo people, his administration has embarked on massive projects and initiatives in the Upper Manya Krobo, Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo Constituencies since assuming office on 7th January 2017.
“They say I am an Akyem man and Akyem people don’t like Krobo people so if I come to power, I will harass Krobo people. Has any Krobo person been harassed during my period in office? It is all negative propaganda. We are tired of the negative propaganda in the politics of Ghana,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
Commenting on recent claims by elements in the NDC that their Presidential candidate, is a man that Ghanaians can trust, President Akufo-Addo said “Political leaders who created an economic mess with the worse statistics of modern times are telling us today that they are leaders that we can trust”.
“Trust to do what, President Akufo-Addo asked. To take our economy back to dumsor, to take our economy back to recession, to take our economy back into high inflation, is that what we need, is that the leadership of the country that we need, President Akufo-Addo further quizzed.
“We are looking for a different leadership, we are looking for leadership that is going to bring progress and prosperity to our country and not backwardness and false claims” President Akufo-Addo added.
Commenting on the 2019/2020 WASSCE Examinations, the President said critics of his administration’s flagship policy, Free Senior High School, which was introduced by his government in 2017, have been put to shame by the splendid performance of the first batch of student beneficiaries of the programme.
President Akufo-Addo called out on opponents of the policy when he addressed a rally at the Aburi Girls Senior High School Park during a campaign whistle stop in the Akuapem South Constituency in the Eastern Region.
“I am reliably informed that the WASSCE results of Aburi Girls Senior High School was extremely impressive. Those who claimed that the policy was not achievable must be very ashamed now. I will shelve that conversation for now so we deal with it another day. However, I wish to congratulate all the students for their brilliant performance in WASSCE examinations” President Akufo-Addo said.
On his part, the Omanhene of the Aburi traditional area and the Akuapem Adontenhene, Nana Otoobour Djan Kwesi, in his brief remarks traced the traditional roots of President Akufo-Addo to Aburi, indicating that the paternal grandfather of the President who name was Addo Dankwa, hailed from Aburi and it is his name that the President bears. To this end, he urged the people of Aburi to vote for their own [President Akufo-Addo] in the upcoming 7th December Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Former President Atta Mills once said that when a thing is in it home, it certainly is a good thing”. If Nana Addo is here and this is his home, then I urge you to do the right thing. Indeed, I speak to you in a parable” Nana Otoobour Djan Kwesi, the Akuapem Adontenhene said.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to end his campaign tour of the Eastern Region with a mammoth rally at Koforidua in the New Juaben South Constituency today the 23rd of November 2020. The President as part of last day of his tour of the Eastern Region made whistle stops at Aburi in the Akuapem South Constituency, and Akosombo in the Asuogyaman Constituency. Subsequently, he will begin a two-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region from the 24th to the 25th of November 2020.