THE Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Justice Joe Appiah, has said his party will continue to remain focused to win the people’s mandate in the forthcoming election.
“We will tell Ghanaians our programmes and policies to win the people’s confidence for victory in both the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7, instead of depending on the formation of any party,” he stated.
Justice Appiah stated this in Accra in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in reaction to speculations in certain quarters that the NPP was happy about the formation of the yet to be registered National Democratic Party (NDP), an off-shoot of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Ghanaians, he stressed, were very discerning and had certainly made up their minds by comparing the abysmal performance of President Mills’ NDC administration and the positive strides achieved under former President J. A. Kufuor of the NPP, which saw Ghana in an unprecedented economic growth, good governance, respect for the rule of law and human-centered economic programmes and policies like the National Health Insurance (NHIS), National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) free maternal care for pregnant women and the Metro Mass Transit (MMT), among many others.
The NPP’s victory in December, Justice Appiah posited, would therefore be based on the good conscience of Ghanaians in choosing between “good and bad.”
He expressed regret that since President Mills and his NDC assumed the reins of government, Ghanaians had seen nothing but the worsening of their living conditions, an unprecedented amassing of wealth by state officials and party functionaries, in addition to the payment of unjustifiable judgment debts never experienced in the nation’s history.
The much touted single digit inflation which the NDC government claimed it had achieved, he noted, was a farce since prices of goods and services had sky-rocketed, creating harsh economic conditions for majority of Ghanaians.
Justice Appiah, therefore, urged the good people of Ghana to show President Mills and his NDC the exit on December 7, since by all intent and purposes they had nothing good to offer, by voting massively for Nana Addo Danquah Akufo- Addo and NPP parliamentarians for a real change in their lives. - GNA