Mahama does not feel suffering of Ghanaians – Akufo-Addo

AKufo-AddoNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused President John Mahama of underestimating the suffering of Ghanaians.

“The President claims all is moving on smoothly in Ghana, the reason why he is seeking a renewal of his mandate in office. President Mahama, clearly, does not feel your pain and suffering.”

He is impervious to the hardships Ghanaians are going through on a daily basis, in their efforts to make ends meet. I doubt he is living in Ghana with us, because if he was, he wouldn’t be making such comments.”

The flagbearer of the largest opposition party made the assertion yesterday when he addressed party supporters at Kramoase, in the Atwima Kwanwoma Constituency of the Ashanti Region.

He is in the region on a four-day campaign tour which began yesterday.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, he is at a loss as to why the President would make comments to the effect that all is well with Ghana, in the midst of record levels of unemployment, rising cost of living, high utility tariffs, widespread despondency, and suffering amongst the populace.

He urged Ghanaians not to lose hope in the ability of the NPP to offer citizens a decent standard of living, stressing that an Akufo-Addo-led administration would improve the conditions of living of Ghanaians.

“We have an opportunity this year to rid our nation of the suffering and hardship the Ghanaian is going through under the leadership of President Mahama.

When we vote in a competent government in December, I assure you that Ghana will be put on the path of progress and prosperity once again. That is the task before us in Ghana in this year’s election,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.

He stated, his ‘one-district-one-factory’ policy, ‘one-village-one-dam’ policy, the diversification of the country’s agriculture, the effective implementation of the Free Senior High School policy, the setting up of an Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), the restoration of the teacher training and nursing training allowances are policies that will bring progress and prosperity to Ghanaians.

Nana Akufo-Addo promised that an NPP government would establish a ginger processing factory in the constituency.

He therefore appealed to Ghanaians “to repose your confidence in him”, adding that “believing that all I have just said to you, I am coming to implement them. What I am telling you is nothing but the truth. I have too much respect for Ghanaians to lie to them and say things I know I cannot do”.

Thus, “if you are a Ghanaian who is fed up with the hardship under President Mahama, please come and ride on the back of the elephant and let us go together to the Jubilee House, so we can go and do a good job for Ghanaians”.

Nana Akufo-Addo admonished party faithful to vote for the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Dr. Kwadwo Appiah Kubi, and ignore any call by independent parliamentary candidates in the upcoming election to vote ‘skirt and blouse’ in the election.

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