Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, has appealed to the various Zongo communities in the country to reject people who would come to them to peddle lies about him in the coming months.
He observed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) members had continually made it their agenda when they visit the various Zongo communities to cast insinuations and peddle lies about him, especially as the general elections draw closer.
According to him, the NDC is sinking and therefore, needs propaganda to hold on to power, asking the Zongo communities to reject the ruling party.
Nana Akufo-Addo said during the past elections the NDC lied that he (Nana Addo) and the NPP abhored people in the Zongo communities and so if the NPP won the elections it would expel people from the Zongos “which is false.”
He predicted that the NDC bigwigs, who are desperate to win political power this year, would soon be visiting the various Zongo areas once again to lie about him and the NPP, in order to retain power – having mismanaged the country’s economy in the last eight years.
Nana Akufo-Addo said the NDC adopted the same propaganda and dirty politics against the NPP before the 2000 elections, but no Zongo person was unfairly treated in the country during President Kufuor’s administration, which he (Nana Addo) was an integral member.
He gave the assurance that God-willing if Ghanaians elect him as president in December, he would make sure that every Ghanaian is treated fairly, irrespective of their political, religious or tribal affiliations, as it did occur during President Kufuor’s regime.
Nana Akufo-Addo was addressing a colossal number of NPP supporters during the campaign launch of the party’s branch at the Asawase Constituency in Kumasi on Sunday.
The event, dubbed ‘People’s Forum,’ was aired live on Ashh FM.
Zongo Development Fund
The NPP presidential candidate promised that his administration would institute a Zongo Development Fund which would be used solely to develop all the Zongo communities to help better the lives of people residing in those areas.
Nana Addo stated that it is his top priority to develop all the deprived areas in the country, especially the Zongo areas, urging people living in there to vote massively for him and all NPP parliamentary candidates in the coming elections.
One District One Factory
He expressed concern about the rising unemployment rate in the country, stressing that his heart always bleeds whenever he sees the energetic youth roaming the streets selling dog chains and other wares.
The NPP leader warned that the high unemployment rate poses a great threat to the security of the state and appealed to the electorate to vote massively for him and his team of experienced people to create jobs and solve the unemployment canker once and for all.
According to him, the ‘One District One Factory’ campaign promise is feasible, pointing out that the programme would help solve the unemployment problem.
He urged the people of Asawase to vote for Alhaji Alidu Seidu, the NPP parliamentary candidate, whom he described as a hard working, visionary and development-oriented person, to replace the incumbent MP, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka.
Nana Akufo-Addo lamented the fact that people at Asawase had continually voted for the NDC but sadly the area had not seen any significant development.