Speaking to the chiefs and people of Aboadze after inspecting the Shama and Aboadze sea defense project, Mr Mahama said his government could have achieved much more had the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo not petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the 2012 election results.
“When I took over in 2013, our friends took us to the court over the 2012 election. Almost the entire first year was wasted. We were uncertain about the outcome so it stalled the development of the country.
“They were there counting pink sheets, we counted pink sheets for almost a year. Despite that we were able to undertake a lot of projects. This means we could have done more. In this election, we are going to give them a resounding defeat so that they wouldn’t think of going to court,” Mr Mahama said.
He said despite the delay, his government has been able to undertake a lot of development projects.
“We have constructed roads, schools, water expansion projects and hospitals across the length and breadth of the country. If you refer to our green book, you will notice that within these four years, we have done well. It is not even four years, but three years.
Mr Mahama also urged voters to exercise their franchise peacefully. “The election is a critical one and so I urge you all to exhibit a high sense of tolerance, because the election is a not about insults, confusion or fights. The election is about choosing a leader who will govern you. When it is time to vote, please do this peacefully and with a good heart because of the love we have for Ghana.”