The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the Chiefs and people of the Volta Region that the NPP is determined to bridge the gap with the Region.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP is “determined to make the Volta Region the centre of our country’s rebirth under an Akufo-Addo government”, when, God-willing and the people of Ghana consenting, he is given the mandate to serve the people of Ghana from January 2017.
The NPP flagbearer made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the Awomefia of the Anlo State, Togbe Sri III, at his palace, on the commencement of the “Rise and Build Tour”. That is why he has chosen to begin his tour from the Volta Region. He also took the opportunity to respond to NDC propaganda that the NPP’s evidence about the existence of foreigners on Ghana’s voters’ register was a direct attack on the people of the Volta Region.
Nana Akufo-Addo explained that the NPP is of the firm belief that Ghana’s current voters’ register is bloated, because the spectre of over 54% of ‘Ghanaians’ being on the Voters’ register is inordinately high when compared to other registers of other countries on the African continent.
This, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, must not be the case and the reason why the NPP is concerned about the compilation of a new voters’ register
“We are concerned about the current state of Ghana’s register because the decision about who must lead Ghana must be left to Ghanaians alone, not for foreigners. It is not our business to choose leaders for other countries, neither is it the business of foreigners to choose our leaders for us,” Akufo-Addo noted.
He continued, “Our opponents are presenting the case as if we have a particular agenda against the Volta Region. That is far from the truth. Our concern is that Ghanaians should be the ones responsible for choosing Ghanaian leaders. The information being put out by the NDC is propaganda, nothing but propaganda. There is no truth, whatsoever, in it.”
On the reason why he had decided to begin his tour from Volta Region, Akufo-Addo indicated that, now more than ever, he is determined “that the gap between the NPP and the Volta Region will be closed.”
The difficult times that we have in Ghana now, according to Nana Akufo-Addo, affect Ghanaians from all parts of the country, including the people of the Volta Region.
He assured Togbe Sri and the people of the Volta Region that when given the mandate in 2017, “we are determined to put Ghana back on the road to prosperity that will affect every part of Ghana without exception,” stressing that “the Volta Region will be at the very centre of that rebirth of our country.”
On his part, Togbe Sri thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for his visit, and stated that “the presence of my sub-chiefs here is a clear indication that the arms of the Anlo State are wide open to you. At any time of your choosing, you are welcome to campaign here.”