The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he is confident of an NPP victory in the December 7 elections, citing the enthusiastic response of the Ghanaian electorate to his message of change, progress and prosperity for the nation.
Having undertaken electioneering campaigns in 2008 and 2012, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that the passionate response to his message by Ghanaians is one he has never witnessed before in previous years.
“I’ve been to the Volta region with (the late) Adu Boahen in 1992. Then, Akatsi was a difficult place for us. But, now, I’m being mobbed in Akatsi. I’ve also been to Greater Accra, Eastern, Brong Ahafo and Ashanti. And, everywhere we’ve been, I’m being mobbed by these amazing crowds of enthusiastic people, who are responding to our message – a message of change and a message of progress and prosperity,” the NPP flagbearer said.
He added: “This is my third campaign as presidential candidate, and I have never seen what I am seeing now. The momentum is with us, and if we continue to work hard and secure the ballot, we will win the December election.”
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing a fundraising event in Hartford, organized by the NPP Connecticut Chapter, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, when he made this known.
With the end of the first phase of his nationwide tour set to end in August, the NPP flagbearer was quick to state that winning the 2016 election will be largely based on the policies and programmes the party will outline to the people of Ghana, which will return the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.
“I don’t want to dwell on the current situation at home. It is bad, and there’s no honest Ghanaian or observer who can deny this fact. I suspect that the even the President of the Republic, in the quiet of his room, will acknowledge that things are not well. ‘Enko yie’,” he added.
To this end, the NPP flagbearer noted that an NPP government will put in place measures aimed at stimulating the industrial development of the country, diversifying the nation’s agriculture, and reforming the nation’s financial sector to support industry and agriculture.
“This is a time tested programme, there’s nothing original about it, and it has been at the heart of the success of East Asia, and I am very confident that if we go about it systematically, it is going to be the heart of the success for us as well”, he indicated.
Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kojo Addai