With barely a week to the December 7 elections, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he is unfazed by the lies, fabrications and propaganda being churned out on a daily basis against his person by functionaries of the Mahama government.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, “knowing full well they have lost the elections, they are now resorting to lies, propaganda, fabrications and vicious attacks against my person,” adding that such lies can never make the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) win the elections.

The NPP flag bearer stressed, “I remain unshaken in the face of all these attacks. I have not stolen anyone's money, neither have I killed anyone. I am not bothered by what they are saying about me because they are all lies and acts of desperation. Do not be discouraged, we are firmly on course for victory.”

Nana Akufo-Addo made these remarks when he was addressing a mammoth rally at Nkawkaw, the venue for the NPP's Eastern Regional rally on Wednesday, November 30.

In addition to the vile campaign that will be waged against his person, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that the NDC propaganda machinery has been put in overdrive, with the aim of “setting tribe against tribe, and telling Ghanaians that the NPP hates Northerners, even though my running mate is from the North.

“They will say the NPP will drive Muslims, Northerners and residents in Zongo communities away from Ghana. All these are not true. They are nothing but pure lies.”

Nana Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians not to pay heed to the politics of division and tribalism, which has become the NDC's stock in trade, adding that “We are all one people in Ghana. Let us use our energies to push Ghana forward and stop the divisive talk and reactionary politics.”

He also appealed to the electorate to vote into office a competent government which preoccupation will be to improve the standard of living of the Ghanaian, explaining that President Mahama, over the last eight years, has amply demonstrated that he “cannot do the job, the reason why we are all suffering in Ghana.”

In spite of President Mahama's abysmal performance in office, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that the real reason for the president's determination to stay in office is “because of the perquisites and benefits of office for himself, his family and close associates.”

For that reason, the NPP leader indicated that “President Mahama will say and do anything and everything to hang onto power.”

Nana Akufo-Addo wondered why, in the midst of President Mahama's claims of having undertaken “unprecedented infrastructural development,” he continues to wage a campaign of character assassination and the distribution of freebies to Ghanaian voters, all in his bid for re-election.

“If truly he claims to have undertaken unprecedented infrastructural development in the country which is pleasing to Ghanaians, why is the president, together with his wife, going round distributing goodies to the electorate for votes? Why are they distributing monies, sewing machines and peddling all sorts of untruths in a bid to gain re-election?” he asked.

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