The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he remains unfazed by the “lies, fabrications and propaganda” which will be churned out by operatives of the Mahama government ahead of the elections.
Addressing a mammoth night rally at Drobo, in the Jaman South constituency, on Saturday, November 12, 2016, the 3rd day of his tour of the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Akufo-Addo stated that “knowing full well they have lost the election, they are going to resort to lies, propaganda and fabrications against my person.”
Nonetheless, the NPP flagbearer stated that “I remain unfazed by all of these. I have not stolen anyone’s money, neither have I killed anyone. I don’t really care what they are going to say about me.”
In addition to the vile campaign that will be waged against his person, Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that the NDC propaganda machinery has been put in overdrive, with the aim of “setting tribe against tribe, and telling Ghanaians that the NPP hates Northerners, even though my running mate is from the North.”
“They will say the NPP will drive Muslims, Northerners and residents in Zongo communities away from Ghana. All these are not true. They are nothing but pure lies.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, thus, urged Ghanaians not to pay heed to the politics of division and tribalism, which has become the NDC’s stock in trade, stressing that “we are all one people in Ghana. Whether you are Mamprusi, Dagarti, Frafra, Ashanti, Ewe, Ga, Fante, Kwahu, Akyem, Nzema, or Ahanta, we are one people, we’re all Ghanaians. Let us use our energies to push Ghana forward and stop the divisive talk and reactionary politics.”
He also appealed to the Ghanaian electorate to vote into office a competent government whose preoccupation will be to improve on the standards of living of the Ghanaian, explaining that President Mahama, over the last 8 years, has amply demonstrated that he “cannot do the job, the reason why we are all suffering in Ghana.”