A group calling itself the Citizens Awake Forum (CAF) says “it is willing to take up the cost of Akufo-Addo’s nomination fee, filing fee as well as his campaign expenses” when the New Patriotic Party opens up nominations for the presidential primaries, which is expected to be on June 6.
In a press statement signed by Ernest Kojo Smith, the Executive Director of CAF, a copy of which was copied to the New Statesman, the group explained that Ghanaians are fed up with the Mahama administration and therefore looking for an alternate government to solve the problems confronting the ordinary man.
“The country is in a serious crossroad and that the hopes and aspirations of the citizenry have die off. It is in this regard that the leadership of CAF has decided to support Nana Akufo Addo in his bid to lead the country since one who climbs a good tree deserves a push,” the statement . In view of this, the group explained that Ghanaians are looking up to Nana Akufo-Addo to redeem the country and transform the economy into an industrialized based economy.
“More so, it is belief that Nana has the antidote to our trailing economy. For instance, prior to the 2012 elections, Nana Akufo Addo pledged to make education free to every Ghanaian child. But Mahama and his followers doubted Akufo Addo’s free education policy. Today, the stone the builder man rejected has now become the chief corner stone. Mahama and his government have seen the need for free education,” the statement added.
On giving more reasons why the Mahama government has been a failure, the group stated that “Ghanaians had lived in a great disappointment and despondency” ever since President Mahama took over, adding that “The country is now in a state of complete anarchy and that the center cannot hold.”
The statement continued, “The economy is in tatters and things are getting worse. Government is no longer in denial and Ministers attribute these economic hardships as a sign of end times. Regrettably, leadership in governance has failed Ghanaians. The state resources are under no proper supervision and that the country’s economic development is in coma under John Mahama.”
In order to sort out the mess, the group challenged Ghanaians to acknowledge at first hand that the “problems we face today as Ghanaians are man made. The likes of Woyome, Gyeeda, SADA, Isofoton, Subah etc which had rendered the economy on its knees are the handiwork of the NDC and John Mahama.”