Nana Akufo-Addo shakes Ayawaso for NPP’s Lydia
President Akufo-Addo shook the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency with his presence at the last rally before tomorrow’s by-election.
Lifting the hand of Lydia Seyram Alhassan in the air, the President urged voters in the constituency to vote for her as an honour to her late husband to continue his good works.
Speaking during the rally at Bawalashie, a segment of the constituency adjoining East Legon, he described the candidate as a woman of substance who hails from diverse ethnic groups.
The party faithful expressed admiration for the President when he arrived at the venue.
President Akufo-Addo told Ghanaians that his achievements, since assuming the leadership of the country, are real and not lies as his opponents are claiming.
He said his opponents described him as a liar when he was campaigning before the last elections.
He said he has always put everything in the hands of God, hence his ‘The battle is the Lord’s’ mantra.
President Akufo-Addo, who said the battle is still the Lord’s, recalled his promise to deal with the restiveness in Dagbon when he wins power which was doubted by some people.
“Now that I have been able to restore peace in this part of the country, my opponents are unhappy with the turn of events.”
He said Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has compiled the achievements into a document which are verifiable, saying “it is not a lie.”
He expressed gratitude to his compatriots for the support they have offered him over the past two years, adding that this gesture has been a source of encouragement to him.
“The economy has moved away from the mess in which it was when I took over the throttles of power.”
The next two years, he said, would be represented by marked improvements.
He also asked Ghanaians to join hands in moving the country forward.
The Vice President, on his part, told the gathering that the President Akufo-Addo has a zero tolerance for incompetence, adding that in 2016 Ghanaians replaced a visionless government with a visionary one.
Some leading NPP personalities, who are also government appointees, took turns to campaign for votes, as the clock ticks towards the by-election.
They all asked members of the constituency to lend their support to the NPP candidate Lydia Alhasaan, who in spite of her mourning mood, has been active on the campaign trail since she emerged victorious in the primary.
When the NPP General Secretary John Boadu mounted the rostrum, he expressed gratitude to the selfless work they have put in so far.
Tomorrow’s election, he said, is not an NPP Congress but an election within the constituency for voters.
The NPP candidate canvassed for votes in various languages at the event.