The campaign manager of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu, has predicted that the NPP will win the upcoming December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections by 1.5 million votes margin.
He said the performance of the Akufo-Addo-led government was unprecedented and visible all over the country, and not in any “Green Book”.
“For this reason, I believe Ghanaians will give the NPP four more years to do more,” he said.
Mr. Manu, who was addressing journalists recently, emphasized that the NPP’s priority for the December 7 polls was the voter and not what an opposition candidate would say.
According to him, the voter is the heartbeat of the NPP’s campaign for this year’s elections and not opposition candidates, John Mahama and his running mate, Prof. Naana Opoku Agyemang.
He said Ghanaians had realized that the NPP’s policies and programmes were very good and had decided to give Akufo-Addo four more years to do more.
Mr. Manu was confident they would win the 2020 election, adding “we will humiliate him.”
He mentioned some of the achievements of the current government as Planting for Food and Jobs, reduction of inflation rate, ending “dumsor” and payment of Energy Sector Legacy Debt.
The rest were the implementation of the Free SHS programme with 1.2 million students currently benefitting, the implementation of paperless ports system, reduction of import duties and paid the about GH¢1.2 billion NHIS debt dating back to 2013.
“We have engaged about 900,000 people in gainful employment under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme and employed 100,000 graduates under the NABCO programme.
“Others are the One District, One Factory, building of more than 80 new warehouses under the District Warehouse Initiative, rehabilitation of more than 40,000 kilometres of roads, revamped the railway sector and restored teacher trainee allowance with over 45,000 benefitting,” he said.
He advised NPP members to be discerning and speak with decorum, devoid of insults and unnecessary confrontations, to attract more voters to their fold for a one time victory for President Akufo-Addo in the December 7 general elections.
Later in an interview, the Regional Secretary of the NPP, Charles Bissue, indicated that the country had witnessed many policy initiatives aimed at bettering the lives of the people.
The Regional Organizer of the NPP, Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu, reminded the party executives of the need to preach about the good policy interventions of the party to the people in the area to enable the NPP retain all its seats in the region and win more in addition, come December 7.