The Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated unequivocally that no amount of "vilification, insults, fabrications and concoctions" will stop him from carrying out his core duties to the state and his party.
According to him, the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party can continue to put him under the microscope by subjecting him to a campaign of calumny but he will not be deterred in his mission.
Addressing party supporters and sympathizers at a rally dubbed, “The Gargantuan rally” held at Mantse Agbonaa, James Town in Accra on Saturday, the NPP flag-bearer said the NDC, having realised that they cannot campaign on President Mills record and performance, because his (Mills’) “record is poor” and “performance weak”, have resorted to the launch of vitriolic attacks against him, but nothing can stop him in his desire to “put Ghana on the right path of progress”.
“The President and his advisors have decided that they cannot campaign on his record; they cannot campaign on his performance; he cannot campaign on the programmes he has for the future of this country; [and] he cannot campaign against my public record…But they are right. They are right to say they cannot campaign on his record and his performance: the record is poor and the performance is weak. That is why they cannot campaign on that record or that performance…They have decided that the only campaign weapon they have is to attack me and blacken my name and reputation in this country. But I’ve news for the president, I’ve news for his so-called advisors; No amount of vilification, no amount of insults, no amount of fabrications, no concoctions against me is going to stop me from doing my work for the people of our country and for the progress of our nation. Nothing is going to stop me. I’m going to continue, we’ll continue until we get victory in December this year and put Ghana on the right path of progress…,” he said amidst deafening cheers from the supporters.
In a rather self-assured manner, Nana Akufo-Addo said he was ready to engage President Mills in a “contest of character” if that is what the NDC craves for.
“I don’t have a problem with that at all…Let’s engage in that contest. I don’t have a problem with it,” the NPP flagbearer stated.
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