Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the track records of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in power show clearly that the former has always had the best ideas to develop Ghana.
Citing the many initiatives from the administrations of Presidents John Kufuor to Nana Akufo-Addo, such as the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Metro Mass, Free Senior High School (SHS), Planting for Food and Jobs, and the use of drone technology to deliver healthcare, Vice President Bawumia argued that the NPP has become synonymous with nation-building visions, policies and programmes.
The Vice President who resumed his tour of the Greater Accra Region on Sunday after visiting flood victims in the North East Region, stated that,
“If you want ideas to develop a nation, it is always better to go with NPP. Without NPP there would be no Free SHS. Without NPP there would be no One Village, One Dam; No One constituency, One Ambulance; No One District, One Factory and so many initiatives that are building this nation.
“But if you want dumsor, school fees in Senior High School, cancellation of Teacher and Nursing Trainee allowances, and all the economic hardship we experienced not too long ago, then go with NDC and John Mahama”, he added.
Vice President Bawumia reminded the people of Odododiodioo that without the NPP, ongoing construction works at the Jamestown harbour and the Salaga market would not be taking place and in Nii Lantey Bannerman, the parliamentary candidate, they have an advocate for accelerated development.
“Nana Akufo-Addo, Nii Lantey Bannerman and the NPP are asking you to give them the opportunity to do even more for Odododiodioo. Give us the chance to spread development to every corner of Ghana,” he reiterated.
Odododiodioo stands still for Bawumia
Vice President Bawumia brought Odododiodioo to a standstill when he decided to embark on a walk there as part of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.
Even before his arrival at the Transformer Base near Korle Wokon, venue for the programme, the entire street had been taken over by the youth of the area.
The Vice President could not hide his excitement at the number of people that poured onto the streets to welcome him and show support for the governing NPP.
He was convinced Nii Lante Bannerman, NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate for the Odododiodioo constituency, would become the next Member of Parliament (MP) for the area after the December polls.
Overwhelmed by the huge crowd, the Vice-President decided to walk from there to his next port of call at the Zongo lane to commiserate with the family of the late Mahmoud Caesar.
He was followed by the enthusiastic crowd amidst chants of “four more for Nana” to a response of “four more to do more for you”.
Vice President Bawumia has therefore asked the constituents to translate their numbers into votes come December 7 when the country heads for the polls to elect a president and members of Parliament.
Nii Lante Bannerman could not hide his excitement over the Vice-President’s visit since, according to him, it’s the first time by a sitting Vice-President in the history of the constituency.
He touted the many ongoing projects in the constituency, including the fishing harbour, Salaga Market and the construction of two Astro Turfs and many more.
He questioned the achievement of his opponent Nii Lantey Vanderpuye in the constituency and dared him to a debate on issues because he had done more than Vanderpuye in spite of the fact that he is not an MP.
Bannerman promised to help rebuild the Jamestown abattoir when elected as MP.
Some fishermen who have never voted for the NPP since 1992 came forward to say they had changed their minds considering the various forms of support for their fishing activities since the NPP came to power, including the provision of outboard motors and fishing nets.