Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) has advised members of his party to do whatever it takes to rescue the country from imminent collapse by striving hard to win the 2016 general elections.
Whiles congratulating the over five hundred thousand (500,000) Ghanaians who were present at Tuesday’s “Ya YƐ dƐn” demonstration in Kumasi, the NPP topshot said “Yesterday’s demonstration was also a clear message to all NPP faithful. Ghanaians are very unhappy with their lot, and expect us to rescue them from the despondency, rising cost of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment and widespread corruption they have been plunged into by President John Mahama and his NDC government. We dare not fail them, and can only do so with a united front”.
As the party embarks on a journey of electing a presidential candidate for the 2016 elections, Nana Addo advised all NPP members to be reminded of the scenes of distressed Ghanaians at the demonstration who are yearning for the NPP’s return to power. “We must show to Ghanaians that we have the policies and programmes to transform our country, and move them out of the current mess into which our beloved Ghana has been engulfed”.
Ghanaians he said are very unhappy with their lot, and expect the NPP to rescue them from the despondency, rising cost of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment and widespread corruption they have been plunged into by President John Mahama and his NDC government. “We dare not fail them, and can only do so with a united front”. He added
Nonetheless, the flagbearer hopeful was optimistic that with determination, unity, hardwork and honest leadership, Ghana can overcome her current problems and achieve the potential which inspired her forefathers to begin the struggle for freedom and independence.
A large number of NPP members and supporters, including some residents of Kumasi, embarked on a massive demonstration to register their discontent at the economic hardships, incessant power cuts and the long period of piloting the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) capitation in the region.
The demonstrators complained that the piloting of the capitation was negatively affecting the health of the people; the incessant power cuts were collapsing businesses, while the “bogus economic policies of the government were making life unbearable for Ghanaians”.