Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has appealed to Ghanaians to give President Nana Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) another term in office in the 2020 elections.
According to him, the achievements of the NPP and President Akufo-Addo in the last three years is unprecedented.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the NPP Youth Conference in Tamale, Dr. Bawumia said another term for the NPP will help transform Ghana.
“This is the first term. This is just our first term. When you take our first term and compare that to the NDC you can see the difference. Look at their first term and compare it to our performance. It is a clear case of boot for ‘chale wote’. It is clear. So, the bottom line is that we have performed better, four more for Nana. We have performed better,” he said.
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In his presentation of the 2020 Budget and Financial Statement last month the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta also asked Ghanaians to give President Akufo-Addo another four-year term in office.
This, he premised on the fact that the Akufo-Addo-led administration has had a “good term” after enumerating a number of achievements chalked by the government.
“Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has worked hard over the last three years to deliver a substantial number of remarkable achievements which we are going to consolidate going forward,” he said.
The gains to be consolidated, he said, would centre on growth, jobs and prosperity for all our people.
Also during an address to the people of Weija Gbawe as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region, President Akufo-Addo appealed to Ghanaians to renew his term in office in the 2020 election.
He said his administration has built a solid foundation which must be maintained and expanded after the 2020 election.
President Akufo-Addo, who won the 2016 election on the ticket of the NPP has not made a formal indication yet as the NPP is yet to open nominations.
The Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, had predicted that the governing NPP, will secure re-election in 2020.
The EIU in its country report on Ghana released on May 13, 2019, said it will be difficult for the opposition NDC under former President John Dramani Mahama, to portray itself as the better custodian of Ghana’s economy, especially as the country’s growth outlook looks fairly strong.
Specifically, on elections, the EIU said:
“Nana Akufo-Addo, the president, and his NPP will see the country’s economic situation generally improve during the remainder of their terms of office. In the presidential election, it says Akufo-Addo will face a challenge from John Mahama— Ghana’s president from 2012 to early 2017, who was elected leader of the opposition NDC in February 2019.”
Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 elections, beat then-President John Mahama by polling 5,716,026 million votes, representing 53.85%, while John Mahama polled 4,713,277 million votes representing 44.40%, the worse so far for an incumbent President.