The director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has called on Ghanaians to resist the temptation of voting the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into power.
According to him, the NDC stands for development, thus anytime they are in power, the country experiences tremendous growth in development.
Addressing party supporters at Klagon in the Tema West Constituency last Sunday, where the party’s nominee, Mr James Enu, was introduced to supporters, Mr Ampofo enumerated the numerous projects in the area of roads, education, health, water and education that had been spearheaded by the President Mahama-led administration.
The rally which attracted scores of supporters from various parts of the constituency, including Adjei Kojo, Communities 5 and 3, Sakumono, Lashibi and Spintex road areas, also saw the constituency’s 2016 campaign being launched.
He pointed out that not only was the NDC creating opportunities for the youth, but it had created hundreds of jobs that had improved the lives of every individual across the country.
The NDC, according to the former minister of local government, had made impacts in the housing sector with the building of the Sakumono Estate and the Tema Community 3 SSNIT Flats, while similar projects had been carried out under the Mahama-led administration.
“What have the NPP been able to achieve in the area of housing during the eight-year rule of the defunct Kufuor administration?” Mr Ofosu Ampofo queried.
“The expansion of infrastructure under the present NDC is aimed at creating an enabling environment for accelerated development,” he pointed out.
He suggested that the completion of the 130-bed International Maritime Hospital which was financed by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) was a clear indication that the government was committed to addressing challenges in the health sector and ensuring universal access to health for all.
Similarly, he said the Tema motorway roundabout expansion project and the Tema Port expansion projects were being carried out to ensure more opportunities were available to all Ghanaians.
“The vote in 2016 is not just about party slogan, but about who can deliver and take Ghana to the promised land; and I am certain John Mahama is that man who can send us to the promised land,” he stressed.
Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, who lost the Tema West seat in 2012 by some 850 votes to the NPP’s Ms Irene Naa Torshie Addo, urged the supporters not to relent on their efforts and ensure the house-to-house and door-to-door campaign being employed by the party yielded the needed results.
Taking a swipe at the NPP’s Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo suggested that he had managed to divide the party, leading to the suspension of various leaders who had been elected by the party supporters.
“How can we entrust the leadership of the country to the hands of one who could not handle his own party?” he queried.
“We are putting two gentlemen before you, Nana Akufo-Addo and John Mahama. Which of them, when in power, can guarantee you peace?” Mr Ofosu-Ampofo asked amid loud cheers from the teeming supporters.