The 2016 Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to the media to wage a war against what he calls the massive corruption in the country.
According to the former Attorney General, the media should support and collaborate with the opposition party to up the fight against the rot and maladministration of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
This was contained in an address read on his behalf at a media interaction organized by the Ashanti Regional NPP parliamentary caucus in Kumasi.
He blamed the current socio-economic mess Ghanaians find themselves on ineffective leadership and mismanagement and said all must let their voices be heard.
Nana Akufo-Addo said things were becoming extremely difficult for the ordinary people because of inefficient management of resources and graft.
He added that the media must be active in helping the people to have a better understanding of the magnitude of the economic challenges, adding that they needed to be told the truth about the state of affairs so as to make the right decisions and choices in 2016.
Nana Akufo-Addo repeated the party’s belief in media pluralism and freedom of speech, saying a more vibrant media was crucial for the sustenance of democracy, good governance, transparency and accountability.