- Nana Addo says the youth of Ghana have a basic choice to make in this year’s election – a choice between the current NDC government which is overseeing unprecedented levels of economic difficulties and hardships, and the NPP
- He urged the youth to have confidence in him
- Nana Addo also appealed to the youth to vote him into power in the November polls
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo has urged the Ghanaian youth to take their destiny into their hands in the upcoming general elections.
According to the NPP leader the 2016 elections is about the future of the Ghanaian and Ghana. “If you, the youth, feel comfortable with the current situation, then vote for the NDC and continuity. However, if you are dissatisfied with your current situation, then vote for change in November. We are living today in hardships and difficulties. This is not the kind of Ghana we want. Ghanaians want change and I strongly believe that the youth want change,” Nana Addo said at inauguration ceremony of the Kobreso NPP Youth Wing on Friday, March 25.
He explained that the electoral choice they make this year will go a long way to determining their future and the future of successive generations of Ghanaians.
With nearly 60% of Ghana’s population being 35 years and below, the NPP flagbearer explained that if Ghana becomes a success story, the youth will be the biggest beneficiaries. However, if the nation fails, it is the youth who have most to lose.
“Therefore it is important that the youth view this election as being very critical, and an election whose outcome will determine whether the nation has a bright future. I believe Ghana has a bright future under the right leadership. So there is hope for the youth,” he stressed.
Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated the need for the youth to have confidence in him; trusting that when they give him the mantle to serve the people of Ghana, God-wiling from January 2017, “I am coming to do a job for Ghana. I am coming to use the resources of this nation, not to enrich myself, but for the benefit of all Ghanaians.”
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician who ran for President of Ghana in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections as the New Patriotic Party candidate. He is currently the NPP flag bearer for the 2016 elections.