The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party has expressed his trust that Ghanaians would vote for him in the upcoming 2016 General Elections.
According to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghanaians now vote on issues and not just empty promises. To back his claim, the NPP lead cited two two young men who said they will vote for him because the country needed a change in direction and they needed jobs.
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He made the statement during a final interaction in the Volta Region with the regional House of Chiefs on Friday, 28th October, 2016. He stated, "I said to myself and to whoever cared to hear, Ghana has come of age; we have thrown off the ethnic politics or accusations thereof that has dogged our politics for so many years."
"Young people are deciding to vote based on issues. I pray that those two young men and others like them around the country remain steadfast in their determination to vote to secure a bright future."
He also went ahead to assure the chiefs present that an NPP-led government would work to gain the trust and full-backing of the people of the Volta Region. The Volta Region of Ghana, predominantly made up of Ewes, has over the year, been referred to as the "world bank of votes" for the National Democratic Congress. This reflected how massively the region voted for the incumbent NDC over the years.
Nana Addo seeks to change this and reminded the chiefs that “under the Kufuor administration we demonstrated our goodwill by not discriminating against those who did not vote for us.” He also assured the Chiefs that he will not abandon projects started by President John Mahama if he is elected as president.
“One of the tragedies of this nation is the long list of abandoned projects dotted around this country; we have committed ourselves to tackling this disgraceful phenomenon through the National Asset Protection Project to ensure the continuity of projects,” he added.
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