General News of Sunday, 4 September 2016
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said President Mahama’s tenure of office has been nothing short of a disaster for the country, resulting in unprecedented levels of hardship and suffering among Ghanaians.
With President Mahama urging Ghanaians to ignore Nana Akufo-Addo’s “try me” appeals and not to experiment with a new president in 2016, the NPP flagbearer noted: “The experience of the person there now has been a disastrous experience for our country.”
In view of this “disastrous experience”, Nana Akufo-Addo asked: “So what is the purpose of the continuity? Are we going to continue the disaster? Is that what we want to do? We want to get rid of the disaster and bring in a man with new ideas and a fresh direction for our nation.”
Nana Addo, who aims to win the presidential election in his third attempt, was addressing hundreds of residents at Nandom on Saturday, September 3, 2016, on the first day of his two-day tour of the Upper West Region, when he made these remarks.
Appealing to residents and Ghanaians to have confidence in him, he assured: “I am not coming to fill my pockets with your money. I am coming to work to straighten up our country and bring it back to prosperity again.”