Samira Bawumia, wife of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the 2016 vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has asked Ghanaians to salvage what is left of the country under the Mahama-led administration.
She noted that President Mahama’s style of leadership is not different from the one espoused by the previous NDC administration which plunged the country into the status of a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).
“Kufuor did not send us to HIPC; they declared us HIPC during his time but it was the NDC government which used the same tactics they are using now and today we are almost back to HIPC.”
According to Mrs Bawumia, the current NDC government has over borrowed to the extent that the country cannot sustain its debts.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Movement for Nana and Bawumia (MONADA) in Accra on Sunday, she said Ghana is in a difficult situation, insisting that the NPP is the right party to rescue the country from the Mahama-led NDC administration.
On the party’s preparations in the lead up to the 2016 polls, Mrs Bawumia stated: “This time we will not take anything for granted. Election Day is battle day and we are going to be there to make sure NPP is declared the winner.”
She explained that the 2016 electioneering campaign will be grassroots based, adding, “we ought to win at the polling station…nobody has time to go to the Supreme Court anymore; we are going to win one touch”.
“We can’t give you power for eight years, you mess us up and tell us to give you another four years to do something new; that won’t happen. We know better; we are not going to vote for the NDC in 2016,” Mrs Bawumia stated.
Anthony Abayifa Karbo, former National Youth Organiser of the party who also doubled as the Master of Ceremony (MC), in a speech urged the members of the movement to work together with the constituency executives instead of fighting them.
He warned against the group constituting itself into a rival movement against the constituency executives.
The former NPP National Youth Organiser told the incumbent NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Tetteh Chai, to be “prepared” because the party was coming for the seat in the 2016 polls.
Charles D.K. Opoku, Vice Chair of the Movement, in an inaugural speech noted that the NPP cannot fail the majority of the suffering masses this time, stressing that all must join the efforts to work for the victory of the party in 2016.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson
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