The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is ready to contest the 2020 elections on the phenomenal record and leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Speaking during an interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Monday morning, the Vice President said elections should not be a contest of insults and acrimony, but a presentation of record and vision to the people of Ghana.
“We want a very free, fair and violent-free election. We won the power or mandate of the people when we were in opposition. And so, we have to just send a message of what did we do when we had the opportunity to serve the people. What exactly have we been able to do,” said Dr. Bawumia.
“That is what the election should be fought on; the record. Record of what you have been able to do and what you have planned to do.”
Dr. Bawumia added that going into the elections, the principle of the NPP is to resort to decent and fair conversation, which will bring about peace and understanding to the people.
He urged other stakeholders to also emulate such progressive way if campaigning, not acrimony.
“In terms of what we say, the President has always made the point that we should make sure that how we speak and what we say to the public bring about peace, bring about understanding.”
“I think if we all focused on that, there should be no acrimony. And allow the electoral commission to do its work and we will all come in and participate in this great expression of democracy during this election.”
Phenomenal Akufo-Addo record
Dr. Bawumia touted the leadership and achievements of the Akufo-Addo government in the past three and half years, saying the government will fight the election on that record.
“In terms of our management of the economy, we are very happy and we are willing to fight on the record of what we have achieved across board,” he said.
“We are really looking forward to discuss our record and the record of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over the last three and a half years. It is a splendid record; a fantastic record that we are willing and able to discuss and fight the election on anytime.”
Extolling the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, Dr. Bawumia said the achievement of the Nana Addo government is acclaimed globally and also stands tall among first-term governments in the history of the fourth republic.
“It is a phenomenal record and I am very proud of the president and his leadership that has brought us this amazing record. It is a record that is being touted the world over by the way, not just us.”
“It is a great record when you look at the history of the fourth republic. When I actually look at it, I am amazed sometimes how much has been accomplished in just three and half years.”