Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of copying portions of the manifesto of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), declaring that even though the NDC has been able to copy the NPP’s manifesto, it cannot copy its unprecedented performance.
Dr Bawumia noted that the performance of both parties in terms of delivery on their promises while in power marks them apart, stressing that the NPP has outperformed the NDC.
“They’re making a lot of promises. They’re copying a lot of things in our manifesto. I tell them: you can copy the ideas as much as you like. But you cannot copy the performance and the record that you have left; everybody can see it. You cannot copy the performance that we have. You cannot copy that performance. Your record speak for itself.
So copy the manifesto as much as you like but as I said, if someone promises you a hut, you look on their hut,” he said at Bulenga in the Wa West District on Tuesday.
Dr Bawumia catalogued the achievements of the NPP government led by President Akufo-Addo in various sectors of the economy, reiterating that the NPP has been better at managing the economy than the NDC.
He therefore called on the people to vote for the NPP in the upcoming general elections: “I have heard the Bulenga Naa very loud and clear on the creation of a new district. We will take that onboard and the upgrade of the hospital…And that is why we need four more to do more for you. So please vote massively, Insha Allah, and make Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the next President and bring Salifu Yakubu to Parliament,” he urged.
The NDC on Monday launched its 2020 manifesto at the University for Professional Studies(UPSA) in Accra. The manifesto has been hailed by supporters of the NDC as the document to transform Ghana while supporters of the NPP see it as containing nothing innovative or transformative.