Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has entreated Ghanaians not to bring back the incompetence in former President John Dramani Mahama after experiencing stellar leadership in the last four years.
“The past three and half, almost four years of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration has seen massive transformations take place in Ghana. Every single Ghanaian has been positively impacted by the policies and programmes of this Government. From education, to health, the economy, everywhere. Nana Akufo-Addo has displayed stellar, competent leadership.
“Now contrast that with the preceding 8 years under the NDC and John Mahama. The sheer incompetence which run the economy into the ground and brought healthcare to its knees. The economy that could not pay even Teacher and Nursing Trainee allowances. That could not employ graduates. That had no credibility so had to run to the IMF for cover. That is the alternative. That alternative is empty. That alternative is scary.
“After almost four years of stellar, decisive competent leadership, we cannot go back to the era of incompetent, visionless leadership. We owe ourselves and generations unborn a duty to ensure the NPP is given another term under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to continue with his transformational leadership.”
Vice President Bawumia made these comments when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and people at Amanfrom in the Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfrom in Greater Accra yesterday.
Beginning a four-day working tour of the Greater Accra Region, Dr Bawumia said the December 7 poll was a contest of records.
According to him, it is a straight comparison between the eight years under the NDC and former President Mahama, and the almost four-year tenure of the NPP under President Nana Akufo-Addo.
He reminded Ghanaians that President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP have a proven track record of delivered promises, for which the party and President deserve another term to do even more.
“We have done so much in the almost four years that we have been in charge. We promised Free SHS and we delivered. We delivered one ambulance per constituency, as promised. The President promised our Lights (power) will stay on and he has delivered. The President promised bountiful Agriculture and he has delivered. The President promised One District One Factory and he is delivering. He promised One Village One Dam and he is delivering. He promised roads and he is delivering. Our management of the invisible enemy, the COVID pandemic has been praised as amongst the best in the world.
“Looking around, all the things the NDC said we could not do we have done. It is a testament to our commitment to the progress of Ghana and development in Freedom. We are the Party that makes calculated pledges and deliver on our pledges. We don’t just pledge or promise but we deliver and deliver in honesty with absolute competence. We can’t make all of this progress and go back to incompetence.
“Our main opponent, John Dramani Mahama, has shown he is incompetent, vision-less and lacks credibility. A leader must be consistent and have firm convictions. But Mr Mahama is not like that. Today he says this, then the next day he says another thing. On important national issues like Free SHS, Health Insurance, Teacher and Nursing Trainee allowances, Okada and other things, he has shown he is inconsistent. He lacks credibility, and has no vision for the development of this nation.”
Ghana, the Running Mate of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, deserves a leader who, in crafting and implementing policies and programmes, thinks about the next generation and not the next election.
“You have heard Mr Mahama making all sorts of promises just to get votes. Okada legalisation. One Zongo one mortuary. He knows these are not what the nation needs at this time, but to get votes, he will say anything.
“Let us give the man and the party we can trust, the man with a proven track record of competent, visionary, transformational leadership, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, another term to continue to do even more for Ghana”.