NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that his ambition to become president of Ghana is “not to enrich himself but to ensure the total development of the nation”.
According to him, Ghanaians did not benefit from the 19-year rule of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings Rawlings except living in what he called “perpetual fear” and stressed the need for the citizenry to reject the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the impending general election.
Addressing a mammoth rally at the Koforidua Jackson's Park last Friday, the flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) described the eight-year democratic rule of the NDC as “ineffective and inefficient”.
“Why should Ghanaians bring back a party whose contribution towards national development is nothing to write home about?
'Ghanaians lived in perpetual fear under the NDC administration and it will be disastrous for the electorate to bring back an ineffective party to rule us,” he stressed.
Nana Akufo-Addo said that the retention of the NPP in power would bring peace, unity, love and understanding into the country and urged Ghanaians to help the Electoral Commission to conduct a transparent election to avoid any violence.
“Our party does not believe in anarchy and will, therefore, not do anything to mar the elections” he assured.
The presidential candidate said that the good works of President John Agyekum Kufuor cannot be down played, and called on party members and supporters to intensify their campaigns for the NPP to win a landslide victory in December.
Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe, the Parliamentary Candidate for Okere and, Madam Beatrice Boateng Parliamentary aspirant for the New Juaben South in separate speeches, urged members members to comport themselves and come out in their numbers on December 7, 2008 and vote massively for the party.