President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to retain the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in power as they prepare to head to the polls on December 7.
According to the President, despite the challenges faced by some Ghanaians when he first took office, his administration had worked hard to alleviate some of the hardships, creating bright prospects for the future \.
Speaking at the Presidential debate organised by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and the National Commission on Civic Education on Wednesday, President Mahama called on Ghanaians to expect much better from his government in the years ahead.
“We’ve had challenges but we’ve faced them together. We have come this far and we must finish together,” President Mahama said.
“There is a general consensus that there is light at the end of the tunnel….I will lead diligently and will continue to be faithful to this country.”
President Mahama is seeking re-election this year after being elected into office in 2012.
He’ll face stiff competition with six other candidates on the ballot including from the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, who was the only one of the seven not at the debate.
The other names contesting on December 7 are Papa Kwesi Nduom pf the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr. Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate.
Most of the other candidates have consistently accused the NDC government of running the country into the ground with poor economic decisions, particularly the NPP who are the only other party to win the presidential elections in the fourth republic.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana