The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, President John Mahama, says the challenge to the outcome of the 2016 election stalled development. In spite of that, president Mahama said he has performed better.
Addressing the Chiefs and People of the Aboadze in the Western Region after inspecting the Shama and Aboadze sea defense project, president Mahama said had it not been the challenge to the outcome of the 2012 election results, he would have done a lot more than he has done so far.
He said: “When I took over in 2013, our friends took us to the court over the 2012 election. Almost the entire first year was wasted. We were uncertain about the outcome so it stalled the development of the country.
“They were there counting pink sheets, we counted pink sheets for almost a year. Despite that, we were able to undertake a lot of projects.
“This means we could have done more.In this election, we are going to give them a resounding defeat so that they wouldn’t think of going to court.”
The NDC flagbearer also reckoned his achievement in the country, saying: “We have a lot of projects we must undertake. We have constructed roads, schools, water expansion projects and hospitals across the length and breadth of the country. If you refer to our green book, you will notice that within these four years, we have done well. It is not even four years, but three years.”
President Mahama, who is seeking second a term in office, also urged voters to be peaceful, eschew insults and be tolerant of their opponents.
“The election is a critical one and so I urge you all to exhibit a high sense of tolerance because the election is a not about insults, confusion or fights. The election is about choosing a leader who will govern you. When it is time to vote, please do this peacefully and with a good heart because of the love we have for Ghana,” he added.