The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo Addo, has called on the people of the Talensi constituency to vote massively for the party’s candidate, Thomas Duanab Wuni, tomorrow to signal to Ghanaians that they need an urgent change in leadership of the country.
He chided the Mahama administration for gross incompetence in managing the affairs of the country that had brought the nation on it knees.
Nana Akufo Addo was addressing a mammoth rally at Winkogo, to round off the campaign for tomorrow’s by-election.
According to him, a vote for Mr. Wuni would create the path for the NPP to follow to come to power in 2017.
Nana Addo said “Ghanaians are sick and tired of the Mahama administration for failing to manage the economic affairs of the country, leading to lack of job creating opportunities for the youth”.
He urged the people to vote for the NPP candidate to honour the former MP and now Paramount Chief of Tongo Traditional Area, and to complete the Tongo-Rana Kubilson Nalebigtanga Mosore’s term.
A government of the NPP come 2017, he said, would be built on three pillars: developing the agriculture sector, reviving the industrial base that had the potential of creating jobs, and improving the educational opportunities for Ghana.
His running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on his part, expressed regret that the NDC came to power through deception of the people, because all of its promises had not materialised.
He cited the collapse of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), withdrawal of the allowances of trainee teachers and nurses, and the inability of government to honour statutory payments to state agencies to executive their duties.
Mr. Allan Kyeremanten, a leading member of the party, told the people that an Akufo Addo-led administration would revamp the Pwalugu Tomato Factory, commission a groundnut factory which the Kufuor administration started before it exited office and was abandoned by the Mahama administration.
“The NPP is full of talent, and so you must vote for our candidate to enable the party come back to power to create jobs to put money into your pockets”, he told the people.
Other speakers included Nafisa Otiko, Mr. Boniface Gambila, MP for Nabdam, James Zugah and John Alibo.
Present were the first Vice Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay, Northern Regional Chairman, Bugri Naabu, the Ashanti Regional Chairman, Mr. Wuntumi, Upper East Regional chairman, Mohammed Mutala.
A minute’s silence was later observed for the late Upper East Regional Chairman, Alhaji Abdulai Adams.
From A.A. Mbord, Winkogo