The presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has charged his party supporters to work hard to unseat incumbent President John Mahama, whom he described as ‘Ogu Adwuma’, which could simply mean ‘destroyer of businesses’.
He made this statement while speaking in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, where a conference was organised by the party with a view to mobilising support from the Zongo communities in Kumasi ahead of the election in November.
Nana Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians are looking up to the NPP to win the 2016 elections decisively and govern this country with honesty and competence so that prosperity could be generated for the people.
I am counting on each and every one of you gathered here, our Nasara coordinators, to work hard and help take the NPP message to every member of the Zongo communities and mobilise support for our party in these communities,’ he said.
We know that, despite their abject failure, the Mahama administration is counting on the unrestrained abuse of incumbency and the shameless exploitation of ethnicity, negative propaganda, blatant lies and outright fabrications to help them retain power; the power they clearly do not deserve, but need in order to continue with the policy of ‘create, loot and share’.
It is our duty in the NPP to work tirelessly this year to lay bare the facts of widespread corruption, manifest incompetence and increased poverty before the Ghanaian people. They must have no doubt about the compelling necessity of saying goodbye to ‘Ogu Adwuma’ John Mahama and his government, no matter the juicy inducements that are going to be offered to them by unscrupulous and corrupt politicians.’
Let us win the 2016 election and bring hope back to our nation. Go out there, spread the word, win hearts and minds for the NPP. Go and get the change that Ghana deserves,’ he concluded.
As the 2016 electioneering continues, Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Bawumia has been laying all sorts of criticisms against the incumbent Mahama led administration. However, Ghanaians would be left to make their choices during the presidential polls, come November 7.