There is hope for Ghana - Akufo-Addo assures
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians of better times ahead for the nation when he and the New Patriotic Party are voted into office in the 2016 presidential election.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, "we need people who will work for Ghana to succeed. It is only the NPP who can bring prosperity, employment for the youth and progress for all. We have the men and women who can give this nation good and effective government."
He made this known when he addressed delegates of the NPP in the Eastern Region, upon resumption of his campaign to win the nomination of the party ahead of the 2016 elections.
The Better Ghana mantra agenda of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Nana Addo, has collapsed as the only thing Ghanaians are witnessing is bad governance which has brought in its wake hardships and poverty.
"Businesses are collapsing, our educational system is in disarray. When someone is sick, it becomes a heart-wrenching issue, because our healthcare system is in a mess. This is not the Ghana we all know," he stated.
A government, under his leadership, Nana Addo explained will ensure the rapid industrialisation of the Ghanaian economy and move this nation from a producer and exporter of raw materials to an economy that will add value to the country's raw materials. This, he said, is the sure way of creating the hundreds of thousands of jobs needed for the growing masses of unemployed youth.
"I did not get into politics to enrich myself. That's not why I am in politics. That is not the reason I am seeking office. I am seeking office to serve the people of Ghana," he added.
He asked the delegates to entrust the mandate of the party into his hands as he is the only person capable of delivering victory for the NPP in 2016.
Nana Akufo-Addo assured delegates that as per the verdict of the Supreme Court in the presidential election petition, the 2016 election will be won through vigilance and effort at the polling station.
"We are taking the fight to the polling stations. Our strength and focus will be at the polling station. Everything we are going to do will be at the polling station. It is the only way we can win the election and deliver prosperity to all Ghanaians," he said.
He asked the Eastern Region, which delivered a 91% winning margin for him in the August 2010 presidential primary, to replicate and even improve on this feat in the October 18 presidential primary.