Nana Akufo-Addo has said he has neither committed murder nor stolen in his entire life and, thus, will ignore any allegations hurled at him by his political opponents in that regard.
“Members of the NDC are saying a whole lot about me, but I will say only two things: I have never killed anybody in this world and never stolen anything from anybody. Apart from this, they can say whatever they want about me,” Mr Akufo-Addo said at a press conference in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday.
He also said the bad leadership of President John Dramani Mahama has resulted in untold hardship on Ghanaians in spite of the rich natural resources Ghana has.
According to him, Ghana deserves a government with the competent people as well as good ideas to transform the economy to the benefit of everyone irrespective of ethnicity or tribe.
“Let us all understand that we are Ghanaians. It is not where you come from that matters, it is the programmes and the values that you want to promote that matter. The language we are hearing today – the language of division – will not help the progress of the nation,” he said.
Referring to the president, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “If your achievements are unprecedented in Ghana, why are you moving into villages and towns distributing goodies? Why are you sharing sewing machines, monies, and other goodies to buy votes?
“We want a government with good programmes and policies, a government that can create jobs for the people and ensure prosperity for the people. Ghanaians are sitting on gold but are suffering because of bad leadership, but all these will change after the elections.”