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General News of Monday, 5 December 2016

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NPP rounds up campaign charging electorate to kick out 'create, loot, share' gov't

NPP supporters join party for final rally

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has sent out a thunderous message to Ghanaians to eliminate all forms of threat to the prosperity of the country by rejecting President John Mahama in Wednesday's polls.

Rounding up months of vigorous campaign activities Sunday, the party says it is the most reliable, incorruptible, selfless, and people-centered party among its competitors.

At a mammoth national campaign rally held at the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra, speakers after speakers extolled the qualities of NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo which make him the best person to lead the country.

'NPP will win five key regions in the elections'

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor who addressed the NPP supporters said the men who helped his government to deliver on his campaign promises are around and will help Nana Akufo-Addo in the coming days.

He expressed confidence that the NPP will win five key regions namely Greater Accra, Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Central and Ashanti Regions, adding the remaining five would be shared with the other parties.

'I will continue begging Ghanaians because they decide who to lead them'

NPP leader, Nana Akufo-Addo said his critics including the President who have criticized him for begging for votes from Ghanaians lack a better understanding of what a democracy is.

With a clear understanding of the system of governance, the three-time NPP leader said he will continue begging Ghanaians because they reserve the right to choose who to lead them.

He said he will deliver on all his campaign promises made to Ghanaians if he is given the nod in Wednesday's general elections.

'Mahama is practicing Wayomenomics'

NPP Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia charged Ghanaians to seize the moment the general elections offer them to alter the destiny of the country.

He said rather than implementing policies which will ease the conditions of life of Ghanaians, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been sharing state resources among its members.

He cited the failure of government to retrieve the GHC51.2 million judgment debt wrongfully paid to NDC financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

“Under the eight years of the NDC…President Mahama has been practicing Wayomenomics and not economics,” he observed.

Earlier: 'Remember GYEEDA, Woyome when you take ballot' - Mrs Bawumia

The wife of New Patriotic Party Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Ghanaians to consider the high cost of living in the country when casting their ballot.

Samira Bawumia wants Ghanaians to apply their mind to the corrupt deals the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has engaged in for the past eight years.

She cited the rot in the Ghana Youth Entrepreneurial and Employment Development Authority (GYEEDA), GHC51.2 million wrongfully paid to NDC financier, Alfred Woyome and throat-cutting cost of rebranding 116 Metro Mass buses.

Failed Mahama contender tells Ghanaians to ‘kick out’ NDC

A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who had wanted to challenge President John Mahama in the party’s 2015 presidential primary has declared support for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

George Boateng says the NPP leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is the only presidential candidate contesting in next week Wednesday's elections who has a clean past.

'Akufo-Addo is not corrupt and he is not like President Mahama who has dissipated the funds of Ghana,' he told NPP supporters at the party's national campaign rally held at the Ghana International Trade Fair Center.

'Repeat what happened in The Gambia in Ghana' - Addo Kufuor

Former Defense Minister Addo Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to replicate what happened in The Gambia by voting out the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).

He says the manner the 22 years reign of The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh was brought to an end by the citizens is worth repeating in Ghana.

'The young guys have you found any work doing?' he asked hundreds of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters at the party's national rally held at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra on Sunday.

‘I’m from same town as Mahama, but will vote for Akufo-Addo’ – Jinapor

An Aide to New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says despite hailing from the same town as President John Mahama, he will vote against him.

Abu Jinapor says he would not be blinded into voting for the President who is the flagbearer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) because he is a northerner.

He says Ghanaians have for the past eight years been wallowing in economic hardship because of what he described as bad policies of the NDC.

“I am a Northerner, a Gonja like President Mahama and a descendant of the Great Sumaila Ndewura Jakpa but will vote for Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said.

Mr Jinapor made these remarks when he addressed several hundreds of NPP supporters at the party’s national rally held at the forecourt of the Ghana National Trade Fair Center in Accra.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP)'s national campaign rally has commenced at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra, Sunday.
The programme themed ‘The Battle is the Lord’s’ has been attended by hundreds of NPP supporters across the country.

The party bigwigs among which include former ministers of state have started arriving.

Former Water Works Minister, Hackman Owusu Agyemang, former Interior Minister, Kwamena Bartels, and former Defence Minister Addo Kufuor are seated at the rally ground.

The others include former Trade Minister, Kofi Konadu Apraku, former Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I. C. Quaye, and scores of others.

Other dignitaries:

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, NPP Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are expected to join the rally.

All the 275 NPP parliamentary candidates across the country will be there.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will on Sunday hold its national campaign rally to climax months of vigorous campaign ahead of Wednesday's polls.

The programme themed ‘The Battle is the Lord’s’ will take place at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center in Accra at 11 a.m.

Dignitaries expected to address the function include former President John Agyekum Kufuor; NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the party’s Acting National Chairman, Freddie Blay.

The rally will be attended by all parliamentary candidates of the party, district, regional and national executives of NPP as well as sympathizers.
The party is expected to use the opportunity to tell Ghanaians why it is the most viable and reliable party to be considered in next week Wednesday’s polls.

Nana Akufo-Addo has stated three things that differentiate flagbearer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), President John Mahama from him.



Former President John Kufuor



Nana Akufo-Addo



Supporters clad in party colours



Supporters clad in party colours



Supporters clad in party colours



Supporters clad in party colours