General News of Thursday, 6 December 2012
Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the December 7th 2012 general elections, says his government would strengthen the unity of the country when given the mandate to govern.
"There would be no vindictive behavior. No one would be excluded, but all would enjoy the fruits of good governance," he told thousands of NPP faithful and supporters on Wednesday at the party’s last rally held at the Efua Sutherlands Park in Accra.
He told the supporters who waited for his arrival for hours at the rally ground that his government would turn around the fortunes of the country.
"During the Mills-Mahama Administration, we had two cedis being equal to one dollar, whilst in the NPP administration, we saw one cedi equaling one dollar.
"We would work to create a strong cedi. We would build an industrial, value adding economy, which would in effect create more jobs for the unemployed."
The NPP flagbearer said contrary to what some said, it was possible for an NPP government to provide free senior High School education.
"We know we can do it, and we are going to do it because it must be done and will be done," he said.
He urged NPP supporters to be vigilant and vote in their numbers on the voting day.
He expressed gratitude to the rank and file of the party for the efforts they had made towards the 2012 campaigns.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor said in a message that whilst the country had all it needed to develop, it lacked good leadership.
He said during the eight-year governance period of the NPP in the country, the government saw the formulation of far reaching policies.
"We removed the criminal libel law, which greatly enhanced our democracy and with the HIPC initiative, we turned the economy around. Banks were even chasing their customers for loans."
He said whilst the NPP had several potential leaders, who were excellent, Nana Akufo-Addo, stood tall amongst them all.
Former President Kufuor said Nana Akufo-Addo, who had been a part of the NPP government's formulation of good policies, was well informed to turn around the fortunes of the country.
Political campaigns come to an end today December 5th. On Friday December 7th Ghanaians would go to the polls to vote for a President and 275 parliamentarians to govern the country for the next four years.