Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said that Ghanaians should accept the various goodies the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will bring them ahead of the December election because the goodies were bought with the billions the governing party has stolen from the people in the last eight years.
Dr. Bawumia, however, urged Ghanaians to vote out the NDC as another four years under the NDC will mean more corruption, incompetence and suffering.
The NPP running mate made these comments at Manbabga in the Bunkpurugu Constituency of the Northern Region on Monday.
“Because the NDC has not done any work, you will see that they don’t have a message. And so when we leave, in a few days or a few weeks’ time, the NDC will also come but they will come with propaganda and most importantly, they will come with goodies. They will come with sewing machines, motorbikes, money etc. My advice to you is that when they come collect the motorbikes, sewing machines and money and spend it well, well because this is your own money,” he said.
Continuing, Dr. Bawumia explained that the “goodies of the NDC are obviously from money they should have used to make the lives of the people better but were corruptly kept through various schemes.
“It is only right that the people enjoy what has been denied them in the way of development. This is the money they should have used for your development so collect it because it’s your money, it is coming, you wait, you will see them bringing it in articulators. Collect it because it is yours. That is the money they should have used for our roads, for our hospitals and the money that should have been used to subsidize fertiliser for you. They did not do that, they took the money and they are now trying to come to us with that same money to bribe us for us to vote for them. Collect it, it is your money, spend it well but vote for Solomon Boar and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said.
The NPP Difference
Dr. Bawumia explained that unlike the NDC, the NPP will not corruptly hijack funds belonging to the people but ensure through prudent policies like the $ 1 million per constituency a year programme that the money goes directly into projects that will make the lives of the people better.
“For the first time, we will ensure that money from the capital budget is directly brought to you so you also have your fair share of development. With this money, which will come every year to every constituency, we can fix the little problems that our villages have whether it is water, schools, markets, health facilities, etc,” he explained.
Dr. Bawumia is on the second leg of his tour of the Northern Region and has so far been to the Yunyoo and Bunkpurugu Constituencies.
He is expected to visit the Nalerigu-Gambaga, Walewale and Yagaba-Kubore Constituencies on this leg.