The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Sunday held a news conference to counter claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), about the state of the economy under the Nana Akufo-Addo administration.

The party in its statement appealed to Ghanaians not to give former president John Mahama the chance to govern the country again.

According to the NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, who addressed the media, Ghanaians will make the “biggest mistake” if they entrust the country’s resources and future in the care of Mahama.

He noted that the NDC’s presidential candidate has noting new to offer Ghanaians and the world.

“Say No to a redenominated candidate (Mahama) for he never changes. Mahama - the Value is the Same. More importantly, the NDC alternative under Mahama is still scary,” he stated.

According to Mr Boadu, the record of Ghana’s Fourth Republic in the areas of growth and economy is obvious that the NPP builds and develops while the NDC has a penchant to destroy and erode the gains made.

“NDC took us to HIPC but did not have the courage to admit it even though it was under an IMF programme in 2000. It took President Kufuor to have the bulk of Ghana’s debt written off and get Ghana out of the IMF programme. Not only that, NPP, through the focused operations of GNPC, made Ghana an oil rich nation but left office before a single barrel of Jubilee oil could be produced.

“Also, the NPP under President Kufuor left office with Ghana’s first credit rating taking us to B . Before that we were not even rated. Credit rating is necessary for both government and business to transact business and borrow internationally.