Voting back former President John Mahama into office would only mean taking Ghana backwards, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.
In a speech to supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who massed up at the party’s headquarters in Accra to witness him file his nomination on Thursday, 20 February 2020, the President: “Someone said the work he started is uncompleted and, so, he wants to come back and continue. Let’s ask Ghanaians: what work did he do? During his time, everything was in reverse”.
In the President’s view, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is only “coming back to take us backward but, ‘No’, we will go forward and not backwards”, adding: “We will not make that mistake”.
In the President’s view, the leader of the biggest opposition party is yet to come out with one policy ahead of the December 2020 polls.
“To date, we’ve not heard any policy from him”, Mr Akufo-Addo said, noting: “[On] 7th December, we will go with our strength and unity to do more than what we did in the 2016 elections”.
He urged the NPP supporters to rally behind him to get re-elected.
“You are the hope of Ghanaians. My plea is simple: help me so that Ghanaians can get four more for Nana; four more to do more,” he pleaded.