A former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, has unveiled what he calls ‘Drive the Vote’ campaign.
The campaign is geared towards getting supporters of the governing party to come out in their numbers on December 7 to vote for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It is also focused on getting members of the party to convince as many Ghanaians as possible to go out on December 7 to vote.
According to the former NPP chief scribe, with the quality of work done by the Akufo-Addo government, a greater percentage of registered voters voting on Election Day, especially in the strongholds of the party, will secure a massive second term victory for the government.
Speaking on Asempa Fm on Monday, Mr Agyapong noted that should the NPP secure between 75-80 per cent of votes in the Ashanti Region alone, and a corresponding victory in the Eastern Region, the party will be cruising to victory.
According to him, the NDC’s flagbearer, John Mahama, does not have the necessary political gravitas to match President Akufo-Addo in the 2020 general election.
Best option for Ghana
Mr Agyapong maintained that the NPP is the best tradition for Ghana, and should therefore be given the opportunity to lead the country for several years to change its development paradigm.
He noted that the achievements of NPP administration, during the erstwhile Kufuor administration and the current Nana Akufo-Addo administration, have proven that an opportunity for the NPP to stay in power for long will translate into massive development for the country.
Focusing on the Akufo-Addo-administration, the former Presidential Spokesperson to former President Kufuor noted that the government is implementing policies and programmes that are impacting on the lives of Ghanaians.
He noted that while the opposition NDC’s infrastructure projects are riddled with corruption, infrastructure projects by the NPP are those that are impacting directly on the lives of the people.
“When you look at the impact of President Akufo-Addo on the ground, you realise that the President is foresighted,” he said.
He said the government in a record time of less than four years has built over 800-kilometre of asphalt overlays which is unprecedented in the history of the country. He also spoke about other projects, including the building of about four interchanges, health infrastructure, models schools, among others, which are scattered across the country.
He explained that it is the reason why chiefs all over the country are endorsing the President’s second term bid.
New development model
Mr Agyapong also lauded President Akufo-Addo’s new development model which fairly distributes developmental projects across the country.
He stated that creation of the six new regions and the distribution of various regional departments at different locations is the masterstroke to change the face of Ghana’s development.
He noted that if the country had adopted the current development model initiated by the President, it would have been the panacea to the rural-urban drift in the country.
“What is the Ministry of Agriculture doing here in Accra?” he asked, saying the new development model where different offices are located at different strategic locations is unprecedented.
“Akufo-Addo’s development model is thrilling. The spreading of institutional headquarters across regions is unprecedented and the amount of work ongoing in the new regions is remarkable and have generated jobs for the local people. The development model is ground-breaking,” he said.
He called on all members of the NPP who feel aggrieved to let sleeping dogs lie and work together to ‘drive the vote’ for the NPP.
He also appealed to disgruntled party members who are running as independent parliamentary candidates to reconsider their decisions.