Former Minister of Finance Yaw Osafo Marfo has trashed President Mahama’s claims that he has completed his first term and needs a second one. Osafo Marfo, explains that Ghanaians practice a multi-party democracy which means people vote parties in power not individuals.
Shedding light on his point, the former Minister who was also the MP for Akyem Oda said that although Mahama has served four years as president, he has been in government for eight years. The former minister made these claims while speaking at Osiem during the constituency campaign launch of New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Abuakwa North Gifty Twum Ampofo.
Addressing the constituent, Osafo Marfo advised them against voting for the President whom he said has been in government for 8 years without any significant change in the system. According to him, if people believe that eight years is enough for a party in government to demonstrate its vision, then Mahama’s time is up.
Speaking about NDC’s agenda 50/50, the MP said that the results of the December 7 polls will prove to the incumbent party that Eastern Region is the NPP’s stronghold. The NDC had launched the agenda 50/50 campaign aimed at attaining equality at the polls in the eastern region, which the ruling party fears the NPP might dominate; seeing as the NPP has 26 out of the 33 seats the Region offers.
But Osafo Marfo vowed that the NPP will strengthen its hold over the region by capturing three more seats from the NDC, picking out the Akwatia, Adeiso and one of the seats in the pro-NDC Krobo constituencies.
The NDC too is very optimistic as to securing majority of votes in the Eastern region. According to the party’s National Organiser Kofi Adams, the NDC has done well in the region over the years, and the voters will prove him right come December.