The New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the barrier to Ghana’s prosperity is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government headed by President John Mahama.
He explained Ghana’s shrinking economy is evidence pointing to one fact that the President is a specialist in killing businesses.
The NPP leader was speaking in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, where a conference was organised to focus political attention in Zongo communities where economically disadvantaged Muslim families live.
Pitching camp at the conference are the Vice-Presidential candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Minority leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, former NPP Chairman Peter Mac Manu, and former General Secretary Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.
A depleted national executives committee was present following the suspension of three of members.
The Zongo community usually an electoral card for the NDC is seen as a strategic voting block for the NPP.
‘I need your help’, Nana Addo, the two-time challenger entering into his third electoral match with the NDC appealed to the Zongos. He asked them to take a good look at John Mahama’s record and vote him out.
Explaining this record, the NPP leader said shop owners and SMEs have now tagged President John Mahama as a ‘killer of businesses’ because of the many that have collapsed under his watch.
He repeated a judge’s description that a judgement debt scandal that hit government in 2011 showed evidence of a deliberate plan inside government, to ‘create, loot and share’.
The description has since become a mantra for the opposition against government.
Under his leadership, Nana Addo promised that this mantra will be replaced by honesty, work hard and prosperity.
The Mahama government, he said, is aware of an impending defeat and has therefore resorted to ‘lies, blatant fabrications, propaganda and tribal politics’.
Nana Addo suggested he speaks the minds of many when he says ‘Ghana’s hope is the NPP’.