Students in the various tertiary institutions should desist from retaining the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the December 7 polls else their future will be doomed, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has admonished.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, ever since President Mahama assumed office, Ghana’s economy had systematically shrunk, resulting in high levels of unemployment, rising costs of living, widespread hardship and suffering, and the creation of a future of hopelessness for the millions of Ghanaian youth.
To this end, the NPP flag bearer appealed to students to vote for him and the NPP in this year’s elections, so as to secure their collective future.
Nana Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday, October 13, 2016, when he addressed thousands of students at the Pentecost University College, as part of his tour of the Anyaa Sowutuom constituency.
“Usually, when people come to speak to you (students), they talk about the future. This is because you are the future. But, I am going to say something a bit different. Every year, since John Dramani Mahama became president, our economy has shrunk, and, this year, we are going to have the slowest growth of our economy for 22 years,” the three-time presidential candidate said.
This sad state Ghana currently finds herself in, according to Akufo-Addo, implies “that your ability to walk out of here and get a job is being compromised right now” adding: “What I am trying to leave with you is that four more years of John Dramani Mahama will mean that you have no future to look up to.”
Thus, the NPP flag bearer stressed: “The responsibility for you (students) is not about tomorrow, it is about today. That, together, all of us will make sure that the threat to our future that Mahama represents is removed in December once and for all so we can return our country onto the path of progress and prosperity.”
He continued, “I am saying to you, [this election] is about your future. It is about now. If we continue on the path we are on now, let me repeat it, there will be no future for you to inherit. So the task is a simple one. In peace and in dignity, let us put Mahama aside, let us bring Akufo-Addo, and let us chart a new direction for Ghana.”
The NPP flag bearer assured that the direction he would be offering the people of Ghana would “concentrate on growing our economy and making sure there are more and more jobs available for the young people of our country”.
He added: “That is the vision with which we are working for our country, and it is what we will do when we are in office.”
He, thus, urged all students across the country not to stay at home on December 7, stating: “That day, 7th of December, is indeed about you and your future.”
Whilst in the constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo also visited the Alhaji station, Sowutuom Last Stop, the Anyaa market and the Ablekuma tipper truck station.