Nana Akufo-Addo, the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), On Sunday sought to portray himself as a patriot who was in the 2016 election race to make life better for Ghanaians.
Speaking at the campaign launch of the party at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, Akufo-Addo described himself as "a small and honest man with a big heart for Ghana".
The former minister of foreign affairs told the thousands of NPP supporters gathered at the centre that he was an incorruptible politician who had the interest of the nation at heart.
He contrasted himself with President John Dramani Mahama who he said had supervised monumental corruption in the last four years. He said the president was insulated from what he called the suffering of Ghanaians, adding that the NDC candidate and the people in his inner circle were enjoying.
He said he was offering himself as “a man born before Ghana’s independence, but the Good Lord has been good to me and blessed me with good health and the wisdom to attract and lead a competent and enthusiastic team".
Akufo-Addo pledged to undertake a massive transformation of the economy if he wins the December elections.
He said he would reverse what he called the eight-year failure of the Mahama administration by creating a vibrant private sector that would create jobs for Ghanaians.
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