Vice-President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur has accused Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of churning out untruths about the economy.
“He is using figures to deceive Ghanaians,” the Vice-President stated.
He said, “it is not that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) could not respond in equal measure, but has decided to use the appropriate platform to explain the issues to the understanding of the people”.
Sspeaking at the launch of the NDC manifesto on Saturday, at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, Vice-President Amissah-Arthur stated that he would respond to the misinformation Dr. Bawumia gave out issue-by-issue at the appropriate forum.
The chairman of the NDC, Kofi Portuphy, told the electorate to vote for President Mahama come December, but was quick to add that the people should not assume that the NDC had already won the election.
“We need to work harder and mobilise the people to come out on the day of election to vote massively for the NDC,” he urged.
The NDC chairman admonished the rank and file of the party to be disciplined and united to make the party more attractive to the generality of the electorate.
Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the General Secretary, said the party chose Sunyani to launch its manifesto because of the meaning of the town (which is a place for skinning elephants) and that was to symbolically “sound a death knell to the NPP which has the elephant as its symbol”.
Various other speakers touted the achievements of the government in the last eight years.