Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party , Nana Akufo-Addo has alleged that government, in a desperate attempt to stay in power, has begun distributing cars and other goodies to opinion leaders to influence them. Nana Addo recalled that a similar strategy was adopted by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the run up to the 2012 elections.
“In 2012, they shared so many items and it was our tax payers’ money that was used for this, that is why we are suffering today. It has started again. This year, they are distributing Toyota land cruisers and prados. They will starve you for four years and only show up to bring you goodies a few months to elections so you vote for them.
“After taking the goodies and voting for them, the hunger will return and it will be worse than what we experienced in the past. I came to put the little wisdom and knowledge God has given me to help develop Ghana. So this year, everyone should ride on the back of the elephant so we can bring development to every part of the country.” Nana Addo said this at a durbar at Fotobi, a community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri constituency in the Eastern Region.
Widespread corruption Nana Akufo-Addo also expressed worry over what he described as widespread cases of corruption and a failing economy under the leadership of President Mahama’s. “Our economy is in tatters and the President has no clue as to how to fix it. That is why the cost of basic necessities has become so expensive. Whether it is electricity, petrol, food, everything has become so expensive.
The theft and corruption in Mahama’s government have become rampant and widespread,” he stated. He believes his government will “fix our monetary system, root out the theft of public resources and corruption, create an enabling environment for the private sector to flourish, and modernize our agriculture” when voted into power.
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