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Why I am seeking re-election – Akufo-Addo reveals


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his decision to seek re-election in the upcoming general election is based on his records.

The President said it was evident that he had fulfilled all promises made during his 2016 campaign.

He made the comment when he addressed traditional, religious and members of the party during the campaign and manifesto launch of John Peter Amewu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Hohoe Constituency.

The President said the 2020 election was different from the last election held since he (Akufo-Addo) was a new entrant into the presidential race and had not been at the helm of affairs.

“I cannot come to you just for promises, I have to come to you on my records. What I have done in these four years as President of the Republic,” he said.

He further said the question Ghanaians need to ask themselves is “have I remained faithful to you and stood by my commitments to you? And if so that I have done these, then you can look upon me as a man of integrity.

“You can look upon me as a man who keeps his words, a man who fulfills his promises, you can continue to trust me that the next four years is even going to be better than what we have gone through.

“I will not make any commitments to you that I cannot fulfill. I will never do that to the people of Ghana.”

Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, noted that the “Volta Region has a soft spot for the President” who is willing to do more for the Region if retained in power.

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He said it was time, the narrative for voting for the same party changed to ensure enough developments of the Region and the nation since the Region had gained a lot of benefits under the NPP government.

Mr. Amewu called on the electorate to endorse his candidature and that of President Akufo-Addo on December 7, for more development and transformation of lives of women, the youth, and children.

“Politics is solely about development. There should be a benefit from the party which you belonged to and it was wrong to belong to a political party that does not benefit you, your parents, and children,” he said.

Pius Enam Hadzide, Deputy Minister of Information, said the president had justified his first mandate given him in 2016 and it was only appropriate that he is given another term to continue the development projects in the country.

“On December 7, when you get to the ballot box, vote for President Akufo-Addo on number one, and when you are done, pick the Parliamentary form and vote for Mr. John-Peter Amewu,” he urged.