President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians not to fall for the 'lies' and 'cheap propaganda' of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which he said sought to divide the nation on tribal lines.
Addressing party faithful at Odumase in the Lower Manya Krobo Constituency where Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Samuel Nuertey Ayertey, is the parliamentary candidate and Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Constituency in the Eastern region where Djetsey Apertey is the parliamentary candidate, he said “all the negative propaganda that NPP doesn't like Krobo people, look at what is happening in Upper Manya since we won the Upper Manya Constituency; look at what is happening here in Lower Manya, the various projects and initiatives that are taking place.
“They say I am an Akyem man and Akyem people we don’t like Krobo people, so if I come to power I am coming to harass Krobo people,” he said and asked rhetorically “has anybody been harassed or is any Krobo being harassed in my period in Akyem Abuakwa or here?
“It is all negative propaganda; people who cannot do things; and they have to invent things to be able to compromise our ranks,” he said and added “we are tired of negative propaganda in the politics of Ghana.”
The President wondered why “political leaders who created economic mess, with the worse statistics of modern times were telling us that they were leaders we could trust,” saying “trust to do what? To take our economy back to dumsor, to take our economy back into recession, to take our economy back into hyperinflation; is that what we need, is that the leadership of the country that we need?”
He said that “we are looking for good leadership that will bring progress and prosperity to our country; not backwardness and false claims.”
He therefore asked the people to judge him by his works and vote for him to continue from where he started, saying “give me the opportunity to continue my work.”
“What I am doing here today has fortified me in my hope because I believe that two weeks today, you and I are going to make history,” asking the chiefs and people of Krobo land to vote for him and the NPP parliamentary candidates.
Former NPP General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, compared records of the NPP to that of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying, “If we talk of a government that has taken care of the finances of Ghana, then I think there is none than that can be compared to the NPP.”
He said “for eight years that they were in power, the NDC could only add 15km to the rail network in the country, but within three years, we (referring to the NPP) have added over 300km of rail line to the country.”
That aside, he indicated that “they used $301million to construct just the Ridge Hospital in Accra but President Akufo-Addo has used $160 million to construct the Tema General Hospital, Tema Central Medical Stores, Nkoranza Government Hospital and Dormaa Ahenkoro Accident Centre.”
For him, this is indicative of the fact that “NPP are better managers of economy than the NDC.”