President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told former President John Mahama to bear in mind that lies and deceit will not secure him the mandate of Ghanaians because the electorate do not have short memory as he has been claiming.
“The path to the Presidency can not be realized through fabrications, misrepresentations and outright lies, because the Ghanaian people will never accept that as a way to office in the country,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo was addressing the chiefs and people including New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters at Swedru as part of his two-way campaign tour of the Central Region.
President Akufo-Addo and his campaign team had earlier visited Budumburu, in the Gomoa East Constituency and Ewutu Senya West.
“Former President Mahama is claiming that he brought the FSHS, is that true. How can an elder of this country lie like that, “ President Akufo-Addo wondered.
He reminded the gathering that former President Mahama in 2016 described the FSHS as a dangerous policy that had caused a lot of problems in many African countries, so how could he turn round and say that he brought the same policy.
He advised former President Mahama to bear in mind that Ghanaians were not forgetful as he believes and that they remember the hardship he took them through during his tenure.
President Akufo-Addo expressed shock that the former President was going round the country making promises of what he would do if elected as President.
He noted that former President Mahama was not new to the Presidency and the electorate, therefore, he should render accounts of the 8 years that he was at the helm of affairs.
He challenged him to tell Ghanaians what he did wrong for the voters to reject him with such massive vote difference.
President Akufo-Addo said NPP has laid the foundation for the development and progress of the country in the first term and the second term would be use to erect the house of prosperty and progress.
He said four years ago he came to the people with a set of pledges to develop the country and after four years he was appearing before them to render accounts of his stewardship.
He said he had fulfilled his promises stating that “ I am truthful and I didn’t come to lie my way through to power so if you are satisfied with the work you gave me add the four more years for to do more for you”.
The Omanhene of Gomoa Akyepim, Obrifo Ahunako Ahor Ankobea II, commended President Akufo-Addo for the various developmental projects and policies that his government had executed within the last four years.
He said the people of Ghana had all benefited from the work of the President and that he was confident that the people would renew his mandate.
He said because President Akufo-Addo would win the elections, he was appealing to him to establish a military base at Buduburum to support the efforts of the police in dealing with the increasing rate of crime in the area.
Nana Ankobea also appealed to the President to ensure that the main Accra – Cape Coast road be expanded to curtail the disturbing nature of the the traffic jam in the area.