Three-time flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has offered fresh promises to the people of Ghana, while condemning the President Mahama administration as ‘incompetent.’
“The Mahama government has shown that it is incompetent and cannot be trusted to do the job,” Akufo-Addo said
During his call on the Chief of Agona Kwanyako, Nana Ampim Darko V at his palace in the Agona East constituency on Thursday June 17 to start his 5-day campaign tour of the Central Region, Nana Akufo-Addo assured the chiefs and people of the area that,“we are coming into office, not to lord over Ghanaians, but to serve them.”
“Be it businesses or agriculture, every aspect of the economy is in tatters. I am coming to fix all of this. I am going to assemble an array of talented men and women who will fix the economy, so we can bring relief, wealth and prosperity to every part of Ghana.
“There is hardship everywhere and the Ghanaian is suffering. But we can change this. I am asking for your vote, so we can change Ghana and bring jobs for our unemployed youth. For you, market women, a change in government will also mean an opportunity for the monetary system in Ghana to be fixed so you can also get back on your feet again,” he added.
The former Attorney General explained his mission in the region saying, that if anyone wants to win the 2016 elections, they must win the Central Region.
During the visit, the Ogona chief, Nana Apim Darko V told Mr. Nana Addo “You’ll be third time lucky this year.”
Further speaking, the chief said,
“There is a saying in our custom that ‘you go before the gods three times’. Thus, when you go before them the third time, they will never fail you. This is because on the two previous occasions, the gods were putting you to the test to determine whether you have faith and patience to be entrusted with what you are requesting for.”
In response, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “…As you have rightly said, I am certain we [the NPP] will win.”
He thanked the chief, assuring him of his party’s total and lenient service to the people of Ghana. Addo therefore urged the electorate of Agona East to vote for the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, John Owusu Barnes, who accompanied him on his visit.