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Nana Replies Mahama; ‘He Does Not Understand Democracy’

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential candidate Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has described President John Dramani Mahama as someone who does not understand democracy even though he has spent most of his years in party politics.

It could be recall that President Mahama in one of his recent comment attacked Nana Akufo-Addo, saying the NPP candidate is portraying himself as president whereas the election has not yet been held.

President John Mahama was reported to have admonished Nana Akufo-Addo to stop carrying himself as winner of the polls already.

According to Mr. Mahama, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer has been jumping over himself that he has already won the December polls.

However, in a swift rebuttal, the NPP leader who was addressing a mini rally at the Upper Denkyira West Constituency in the Central Region described Mahama a politician who, through his utterances, portrays himself as a novice to democracy.

“Mahama does not understand democracy,” he said.

According to him, it is enshrined in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana that after every four years, Ghanaians shall go to the polls to elect a President and their parliamentarians who will steer the affairs of the country for another four year term.

He explained that, it is at this point that, the people will tell whether you have done well as a government, the president.

Nana Akufo-Addo also told supporters that, for Mahama to be making such childless comments only shows how he failed the people of Ghana and accepting the fact that the NPP has already won the election.

He pointed out that, the people of Ghana have confidence in him and the NPP hence, they have already entrusted the Presidency into his hands.

Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo also reminded John Maham of his failures as President after failing to honour simple promises he made to the people for which he was voted for.

He said, is determined to “implement brilliant ideas and policies that would fix the problems facing the country and will also improve the living standards of the citizenry”.

According to Nana Addo, the problems facing the country are poor leadership and promised an Akufo-Addo government will fix them.

For him, Ghana needs a politically committed and visionary leader who will ensure that resources of the country are utilized judiciously and bemoaned what he described as wastage of resources in the Mahama-led government, calling on Ghanaians who have over the years stayed glued to the NDC to rethink and consider the coming election as a battle to save Ghana, which every single citizen must be a part by voting the NDC and John Mahama out of power.

He indicated that Ghanaians from every part of the country are suffering and are crying for a savior who will bring them “blessings, prosperity and unity. “… And that is what I am coming to do. John Mahama can pass all his dirty comments but I know that the people have made up their minds and on December 7, history will be made in this country,” he said.

According to him, the NPP is coming to do a job for Ghana and not for any particular group, bringing work, business opportunities, and employment for the people of Ghana, especially the youth.

Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated his promise of establishing one factory in every district, saying that it is only a government like the Mahama-led administration, which lacks vision that will see no feasibility in what he stands to achieve for Ghana.

“It can be done, and we will achieve that for the people of Ghana,” he said.

Our economy, he said, is in decline, “evident in last year’s 3.9% growth rate, the lowest in 15 years,” adding that, Ghana will experience significant change under his administration to ensure a resilient economy driven by Ghanaians, and that the NPP, remain committed to the enhancement of the dignity of the Ghanaian labour force, by providing competent and progressive leadership that will bring about the transformation of the national economy, driven by Ghanaians for the good of Ghanaians.

 

By Prosper Agbenyega

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