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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Akufo-Addo begs for 50% of Northern Region votes

The opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to the electorate in the Northern Region to give him 50 percent of their popular vote on December 7.

This, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, will push him to the Flagstaff House as the next President. “You have the power and I will continue to beg you for it to be your obedient servant.

Give me 50 percent of the popular votes from the north and I will create equal opportunities for all. I am tribal blind and all I see is one Ghana.” Nana Akufo-Addo made the plea at the party’s Northern Regional rally at the Tamale Jubilee Park.

An elated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised never to disappoint Ghanaians if they put their trust in him. “If you put your trust in me, I promise you I will never disappoint you, I will never turn my back on you and I am going to do all that is in my power to bring to being the vision and prosperity and the progress that binds us all.”

“If you put your trust in my government, the government that is going to have some of the most brilliant people in the political life of our country, Mahamadu Bawumia, Alan Kyeremanteng and there are so many of them, men and women who are ready to give this country a first class government,” the main opposition leader stressed.

He asked the electorate to decisively vote for him and all NPP Parliamentary candidates at the polls. “If we want change, all of us would have to go out and vote on December.

Don’t let anybody say that we have already won this election. On that 7th December when you get up, take your card and go and cast your vote and when you get to the poll just look for the elephant.”

He reaffirmed his commitment to lead a united Ghana and promised to create equal opportunities for all citizens regardless of their geographical locations.

“Within 18 months, my government will transform Ghana and bring prosperity to every part of the country.

We have the can do spirit and we are moving ahead to build a new Ghana.” Nana Akufo-Addo said the next NPP government under his watch will establish agro industrial businesses to create thousands of jobs for the unemployed youth especially in Northern Ghana.

“We are going to improve the agriculture of the Northern Region and agro industrial businesses will be the predominant businesses in the Northern Region to create thousands of jobs for the young people of the north so that they can stay here in the north and better their lives here; and that is how we are going to implement the one district one factory policy.”

He reiterated the NPP’s campaign promise to restore the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), and all pro poor programmes initiated by the erstwhile Kufour led NPP administration. He added that, the NPP is committed to revive adult education to harmonize the party’s 2012 flagship free SHS agenda.

He slammed President John Dramani Mahama over what he described as his divisive and tribal politics. “The momentum for change is gathering. Our President and his party are panicking and beginning to resort to divisive and tribal politics.

He is saying that he is the champion of the north. We want one united Ghana and we don’t want a situation where tribe is set against tribe and north is set against south; that is the politics of yesterday.

We are moving ahead to a new destiny, a destiny which has a united Ghana,” Nana Addo stated.

The NPP Presidential candidate commended the people of Northern Region for their unflinching support and reminded them of the need to let it reflect on the ballot on December 7.