The two-time presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said the party would deliver the country from the current economic stalemate, if the delegates for the up-coming national congress elected him as the flag bearer of the party.
He asserted that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Administration had failed to deliver to the expectations of Ghanaians, considering the high youth unemployment rate, frequent power outages, corruption at high places and general poor service delivery were clear manifestation of the failure of the ruling government.
He said for the past 32 years of being at the forefront of Ghanaian politics, he had championed the cause of the ordinary and vulnerable Ghanaians and, therefore, appealed to the party?s delegates to give him another chance to deliver victory for the party.
Nana Akufo-Addo made these remarks when he addressed party delegates from the Ellembelle, Jomoro and Evalue-Gwira Constituencies at Aiyinase in the Western Region, to canvass for their votes ahead of the October 18 National Congress.
He debunked the impression being created by his contenders that he was too old to lead the party to chalk victory in the 2O16 elections, and cited the current Ivorian President, Allassane Outtara, who is two years older than him, and said yet he is governing Cote d’Ivoire.
Interestingly, there was a power outage when Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the delegates, thus sparking spontaneous ?dum so, dum so? slogan by the delegates.
Nana Akufo-Addo noted that the NPP could deliver rapid economic transformation and, therefore, entreated the delegates to elect him as the flag bearer for the third time, to deliver one-time victory for the party in 2O16.
Mr Kwesi Bonzoh, NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Ellembelle in the last elections, indicated that Nana Akufo-Addo was a transformational leader who had been groomed to deliver economic prosperity to all Ghanaians.
He noted that the two-time presidential candidate distinguished himself in the various ministerial positions he held under former president John Agyekum Kufuor, devoid of any corruption charges and, therefore stood tall among the rest of the contenders.
Nana Akufo-Addo visited other constituencies, including Juaboso. Amenfi West, Wassa East, Takoradi and Effia to canvass for support ahead of the National Delegates Congress.
In all, about 14O,OOO delegates across the country would vote to elect one of the three candidates, to lead the party to wrest power from the ruling NDC in the 2O16 general elections.