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General News of Monday, 26 September 2016


Akufo-Addo's one-to-one promises century's joke – Ayariga

New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo does not have the capacity to manage Ghana, flag bearer of the All People’s Congress Hassan Ayariga has said, describing the three-time flag bearer’s campaign promises as a joke.

Mr Ayariga believes Nana Akufo-Addo is not the best man for Ghana.

At an event to introduce his running mate on Saturday, 24 September, Mr Ayariga described Nana Akufo-Addo’s promise to build a factory in each of the 216 districts in the country as a “joke”.

“Ghana has been reduced to ‘one-factory, one-district’, ‘one-dam, one-village’, ‘one-million, one-constituency’; I mean what kind of joke is this? How much is a million dollars going to do in a district (sic)? A million dollars is worth buying a car and you come and tell me that they should give you power and you’ll give [every district] one million dollars. That is the joke of the century. Nana Addo does not have the capacity to manage this country; Nana Addo is not the best man to manage this country,” Mr Ayariga said.

The APC presidential nominee also charged at the flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, saying his ‘single-room banks’ scattered across the country do not make him the creator of jobs as he has been touting himself to be.

“[The] PPP flag bearer is going round shouting ‘adwumawura’. You think your single-room banks make you adwumawura? … If that is what you think, then the APC has more offices than adwumawura, including his campaign offices. The APC has more than 200 offices,” Mr Ayariga said.

Dr Nduom is the president of GN Bank with branches across the country and the owner of a lot of companies scattered across the country.