Politics of Mon, 15 Aug 201661
Ghanaians will regret voting for NPP - Ofosu Ampofo
Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says Ghanaians should not make the mistake to vote the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into power.
According to him Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, the Presidential Candidate of NPP has disintegrated and left the party tattered with more than two thousand members suspended after the former President, John Agyekum Kufuor handed over the fortunes of the NPP to him.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo who was addressing the national campaign launch of the NDC Party at the 16,000 capacity new Cape Coast stadium on Sunday, questioned how Nana Addo who could not handle his own party could rule the country and unite the people
The Campaign is on the theme: "Changing lives, changing Ghana."
“The peace and unity of this country cannot be left in the hands of such a person,” he said adding that Nana Addo could not continue former President Kufuor’s legacy for the party and cannot unite Ghanaians and seek a better agenda for them.
Mr Ampofo enumerated how President John Mahama had unified the NDC and making giant strides in governance and said the future and fortunes of the country could be guaranteed under him.
He in his regard asked Ghanaians to vote for the President to continue with his “transformation and changing lives agenda, saying all sitting Presidents were given two terms and so “the tradition must go on”, he added.
The Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia said President Mahama had demonstrated to the international community that he is a champion where health infrastructure is concerned.
He listed a number of health facilities that have been upgraded under his administration to include the Tamale Teaching Hospital, which is receiving a second phase, the Cape Coast Regional Hospital to a Teaching Hospital the construction of a military hospital in Kumasi among others.
For his part, Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education, said the NDC is formidable and united and respects the divergent views and opinions of all members.
He said the party is very proud of its achievements, particularly on education where 1,600 schools under trees have been eliminated, nine new community senior high schools inaugurated and the achievement of gender parity at the primary level.
He said more would be unveiled under the next administration of the NDC and urged Ghanaians to give the party another chance.