Barely six days to Ghana’s seventh general election the three time presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo has a relish of his party victory saying it is a foregone conclusion.
“This year would be for the elephant. It is going to go majestically to the Jubilee House (Flagstaff House),” he stated.
Addressing the media in Kumasi on Wednesday, he declared that the NPP would emerge victorious in the polls.
According to him, his campaign tour across the country reaffirmed his belief that Ghanaians are eager to change the Mahama administration on Election Day.
“There is a very strong desire that we should change and chart a new direction. Ghanaians desire for change is very strong and that is what I see and sense, and that is what I hope for,” Nana Akufo-Addo stated.
He appealed to the electorate in the Ashanti Region to turn up in their numbers on Election Day and cast their ballots for the NPP to ensure a resounding victory.
“I need the help of Asanteman. NPP needs the help of Asanteman in this year’s elections. I appeal to all persons of voting age in Asanteman to come out in their numbers to vote for me and the party on December 7.
Your support is very crucial in getting the elephant to Jubilee House. The NPP’s policies will create jobs, stabilise the Cedi and stabilise the economy”.
The veteran opposition leader further implored party supporters and Ghanaians yearning for change, not to place premium on the positions on the ballot papers but concentrate on locating where the elephant, which is the symbol of the party is, and vote for him and the party’s parliamentary candidates.
He reiterated that he would not be deterred by mainly governing National Democratic Congress’ assertion that he was moving around begging for votes.
Nana Akufo-Addo accused President John Mahama of deceiving Ghanaians with his infrastructure development claims when no one sees those projects.
“The President flies with helicopter everywhere he goes that is why he does not see the situation on the grounds but he turns around to say those of us who tour the country by road are sleeping that is why we do not see his works.
He who is on the ground and he who is in the air who sees what is on the ground well?” he asked.
He promised that an NPP government under his leadership would make infrastructure development a key policy adding that this would be obvious for Ghanaians to witness.
Nana Akufo-Addo would battle it off with incumbent President Mahama, presidential candidate of the NDC, who is seeking re-election.
Security, some para-security personnel and journalists would cast their ballots in today’s special voting across the country ahead of Wednesday’s general elections.
Those engaged in today’s voting would be an essential duties during Wednesday’s polls
By Times Reporter