The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) made empty noise after the December 7, 2020 general elections that it had won, but it later turned out to be false.
According to the President, the NDC was never clear on how many parliamentary seats it had won, as they kept mentioning different figures.
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at a meeting held at Jubilee House yesterday with New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives of the Greater Accra Region.
The meeting, which was held behind closed-doors, saw President Akufo-Addo encouraging the party’s regional executives to be clear in their minds that the majority of Ghanaians were on the side of the NPP.
The most important thing for the NPP, President Akufo-Addo added, was for the party to keep together to reinforce their unity and maintain the morale.
“If we’re going to spend a lot of energies pointing fingers at each other, neither of those things are going to be attained. So, I want you very much to have that in mind if you have something else very important in mind,” the President charged.
He continued: “These NDC people making so much noise, we won, we won, remember they began; one time we even went to 145 seats; they could never be quite clear how many with 139, 140, 141, 145, Mahama had won the election. It turned out all to be false.”
Further, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering to remember that apart from the late Jerry John Rawlings, no NDC candidate had crossed the 51 percent of total valid votes cast.
Against that background, he advised that whenever the NPP put itself together, it wins that election.
“…And we should remember, ever since Jerry John Rawlings left the presidential scene of politics in our country, no NDC presidential candidate has won more than 51 percent of the votes. His successor, Mills, in his first round against Kufuor, 44 percent, second round, 47 percent. When it came to the second time against Kufuor, the same figures, and in 2008, when he contested against me, after three rounds he got 50.03 percent of the vote. Mahama, in 2012, 50.7; in 2016, 44 percent of the votes; 2020, 47 percent of the votes, what these figures tell us is that whenever the NPP, we put our act together we win,” he observed.
He continued: “The majority is with us, so let us be very clear in our mind; our opponent, with all the shouting and hey, hey, hey, hey, do not have the support of the majority of the people in our country. So, the future of Ghana; the future of this country is in our hands. It is the function of how we behave; how we organise ourselves that will determine how the country will also move ahead.” Read Full Story