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“VOTE NPP FOR CONTINUITY,” AKUFO-ADDO TELLS AYAWASO WEST

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged voters in Ayawaso West Wuogon to vote for Lydia Alhassan, the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate in the by-election scheduled for tomorrow, January 31.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged voters in Ayawaso West Wuogon to vote for Lydia Alhassan, the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate in the by-election scheduled for tomorrow, January 31.

 

Addressing a mammoth rally at the La Bawaleshie Park to climax campaigning in the constituency, the President said he is confident that if voted into office, the widow of the late MP for the area will continue the good work done by her deceased husband.

Promises met

President Akufo-Addo recalled that before he took the reins of power, his political opponents doubted the NPP government’s ability to deliver on the campaign promises it made to Ghanaians.

“I can tell you that 41 promises made by the NPP and its presidential candidate, within two years, have already been fulfilled and delivered as we speak now.

“We are not yet done. But I can assure you that by the next elections everybody will see that Akufo-Addo is a man of his word, a man of truth, a man of honesty, a man of integrity to the people of Ghana.”

The President said he was hopeful that with trust in God and support from Ghanaians, he will be able to fulfil all his pledges. He cited the latest developments in Dagbon, with determined steps towards making peace, as a promise fulfilled.

“I know there a few people who are not enthused about the development in Dagbon but the majority of Ghanaians are aware that it is a good thing that will enhance development in the area.
“I will continue these good works till Ghanaians ask me to take a rest,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Plea to voters

He pleaded with local voters to go all out and vote massively for the NPP candidate, because she is the best person to take the mantle from the late Agyarko.

“I didn’t assume power to be the favourite of Asantes, Northerners or the Akyems,” the President said.

“I came to stand for the entire Ghanaian nation and all of our people not be divided by tribe nor ethnicity.”

Two-horse race

Politics watchers say tomorrow’s by-election will be a two-horse race between the NPP’s Ms Alhassan and NDC’s Delali Kwasi Brempong.

The seat became vacant following the death of Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko in November. The NPP MP died in the United States, where he had gone to seek medical care after an undisclosed condition had been stabilised at Ridge Hospital in Accra.

Hon Agyarko had been MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon since 2013.