Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, has urged Ghanaians to consider the issues raised about the Voters Register as a national one devoid of politics.
He said the call for a new voters register does not mean it would favour the NPP but that it would guarantee credible elections and legitimized results.
He encouraged Ghanaians to join the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu’s call not to allow cost factor to become a barrier to the search for a more credible electoral roll that would be acceptable to everybody.
“The call for new voters register is a national issue, and all should give it the necessary attention it deserves,” he pointed out.
Nana Addo was addressing regional and district executives, NPP parliamentary candidates, and supporters in Wa, as part of his two day visit to the Upper West Region.
He appealed to regional and district executives of the NPP to work harder and foster cooperation at the grassroots levels, especially with all those who contested the primaries but lost to help win more seats in the regions.
He explained that the NPP had performed abysmally in the Northern, Upper West, Upper East and Volta Regions in the 2012 elections and urged party executives to work harder than before to win more votes in those regions in the 2016 elections.
He said winning the elections was important for the NPP to implement prudent policies and programmes to help reduce poverty, unemployment among the youth and modernise agriculture.
Agricultural production, he said was the surest way to propelling Ghana’s industrialization process and should be all-year-round.
Nana Addo urged Ghanaians to have trust in him as he was determined to work for Ghana in honesty and in the interest of Ghanaians.” Everything my government will do would be transparent”.
On Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Nana Addo said it was the saddest event in the history of Ghana, noting: “Instead of it being a vehicle for accelerating development for its operational regions, it has become a vehicle for corruption thereby defeating its objectives.