We Didn't Visit Chiefs To Campaign Ahead Of Election 2020 - Pius Hadzide

Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide has dismissed allegations that government's recent visit to the Regional Houses of Chiefs across the country was to amass their support in the upcoming elections.

According to him, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has no fear of losing the 2020 general elections as the performance of the Akufo-Addo government stands tall when compared with that of former President John Dramani Mahama.

Reacting to the comment, Mr. Enam Hadzide in an interview with Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show said they are visiting the Regional Houses of Chiefs to discuss how best to educate Ghanaians on the fight against the new coronavirus.

He added that there is a need to intensify the education about the COVID-19 pandemic even though the infection rate in the country is rapidly low due to the proper measures put in place by the government.

He reiterated that education has become necessary in order to avoid the second wave of the virus.

He stressed that the Ghanaian people will clearly choose President Akufo-Addo over John Mahama for the reason that Ghanaians have not forgotten the government that brought erratic power supply [Dumsor] and the government that fixed it.

“It is not true that we are visiting the various Regional Houses of Chiefs to plead for their support to win the upcoming elections. They have already said that they will vote for the NPP government and it is crystal clear. If every Ghanaian will look at the good work of governments and vote, they know the government that brought Dumsor and the government that fixed it and if these two governments are in the contest, I don’t need rocket science to know who Ghanaians will vote for,” he asserted.

“You could not implement the Free SHS but another government has implemented it and so it is clear which of the two governments that Ghanaians will vote for. In the midst of the COVID-19 outburst, the government has provided free water and electricity as well as a free hot meals to some Ghanaians. We were doing free testing and giving free healthcare but in the era of the NDC government, they could not give common ORS free during the outbreak of Cholera”.

He again mentioned that the Akufo-Addo government has given 1 billion Cedis as a stimulus package to support local businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.