Second Lady Samira Bawumia has stated that a vote for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in upcoming general election will be an endorsement of the country’s retrogression.
Mrs Bawumia has therefore urged Ghanaian voters not to repeat what she described as a mistake in bringing the NDC back to power.
According to her, the main opposition whilst in government, failed to solve the problems facing Ghanaians.
Mrs Bawumia stated these when she addressed the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters during the launch of the party’s Women’s Wing Campaign Committee in the Ashanti Region.
She entreated the women’s wing to work hard to increase votes of the NPP in the 2020 general election.
“This election is not about an individual, it is about our nation Ghana. It is not for you and me alone, it is about the future of Ghana. For the good job His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and my own Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the kind of work they have done and served Ghana, we have to consolidate our gains”, Mrs Bawumia reminded Ghanaians.
She cited the depreciation of the cedi, erratic power supply and economic hardship as some of the things Ghanaians endured under the NDC government.
“God intervened and blessed us by giving us His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. So, we will not make that mistake again. We will not move backwards; we are moving forward.
“By God’s grace, we are winning and will win again. When a certain President came, he gave all Ghana’s Bauxite to his brother, but President Akufo-Addo changed the narrative and he said he will let all Ghanaians benefit from Ghana’s resources. If you don’t want this, what do you want again? Although we don’t have much of a problem in the Ashanti Region, just like the Regional Women Organizer said, more than 51% of the registered voters are women which means if the women vote, victory will certainly be ours. But we need a 100% turnout to let Nana Akufo-Addo win the elections”, she added.
Give Nana Addo 4 more years to do more for you – First Lady
Meanwhile, First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo had earlier indicated that another four-year term for the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration and the NPP is what is needed to transform Ghana for the better.
According to her, the unprecedented achievements of the NPP in the last four years are evident enough for the administration to be endorsed for its second term.
Speaking at the commissioning of a health post in Amasaman in Accra, the First Lady appealed to Ghanaians to renew the mandate of the current leadership for more progress.
“You have seen what Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP are doing. You can see he is doing all the things he promised. That is why you have to vote for him again so he and the NPP can change Ghana for the better.
“Nana Akufo-Addo and his NPP administration say they have built a solid foundation which must be maintained and expanded after the 2020 election.
“The President says Ghanaians are already eager to see the party get a second term in office,” Mrs Akufo-Addo stated.
Ahead of the December 7, 2020 general election, a number of the NPP bigwigs have said an extension of its mandate will be in the right direction because they have been able to improve the country’s ailing economy in less than four years.
NPP to win 2020 polls by 1.5 million votes
The 2020 Elections Campaign Manager for the NPP, Mr. Peter Mac Manu, who held the same position when NPP humiliated Mr John Mahama, is again hopeful the party will win the upcoming December 7 polls by a 1.5 million vote margin.
Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 elections, beat then-President John Mahama by polling 5,716,026 million votes, representing 53.85%, while John Mahama polled 4,713,277 million votes representing 44.40%, the worse so far for an incumbent President.
The difference was about 1 million votes.
According to Mr Mac Manu, the performance of the Nana Akufo-Addo led government is unprecedented and visible in their respective locations and not in any “Green Book” for which reason Ghanaians will give the NPP four more years to do more.
He said the Akufo-Addo government had initiated the Planting For Food and Jobs programme, reduced inflation to 7.9% as at the end of 2019 from 17.5% in 2016, resolved “dumsor”, paid energy sector legacy debt and implemented free SHS programme with 1.2 million students currently benefiting.
Mr Mac Manu noted that the free SHS programme has led to the enrollment rate going up by 62.6% and the addition of almost 1.5 million pupils to the school feeding programme.