The chiefs and people of Akuapem in the Eastern Region have thrown their weight behind their son, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for a second term in office, which has been tagged ‘4More for Nana To Do More for You.’
Yesterday, Otubuor Gyan Kwasi II, Aburihene, rallied his people to vote for President Akufo-Addo and ensure the seat of the President of the Republic of Ghana stayed in the Eastern Region.
Quoting late the former President Atta Mills, the Aburihene began the statement with ‘ade wofia,’ which met a loud response from the people of ‘eye’ in Akuapem Twi.
He said: “Former President Atta Mills said ade wofia eye (when something is home it is good). So, if Nana Akufo-Addo is home,” and the people responded, “it is good.”
He continued: “So, we the people of Akuapem, we say ade wofia eye.’ My people, I have spoken in proverbs. I won’t speak that long. You have heard all that they’ve told you. So, Nana Addo ade wofia eye. That’s what I am leaving with you.”
The Aburihene was addressing his people at a durbar held to interact with President Akufo-Addo as part of his visit to the Eastern Region on his last leg of the campaign into the 2020 elections.
In his remarks, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who spoke on the free Senior High School policy, applauded the first batch of beneficiaries for their excellent showing in the 2020 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to President Akufo-Addo: “I am reliably informed that the WASSCE results of Aburi Girls Senior High School, and, indeed, of all 2020 SHS graduates, was extremely impressive. Those who claimed that the policy was not achievable must be very ashamed now. I will shelve that conversation for now so we deal with it another day.”
The President continued: “However, I wish to congratulate all the students for their brilliant performance in WASSCE examinations.”
Aburi was the first town President Akufo-Addo visited on Day 2 of his two-day tour of the Eastern Region. After Aburi, the President also visited Atimpoku, Odumase, Somanya and Koforidua. On Sunday, Day 1 of his tour, the President visited Nkawkaw, Anyinam, Kwabeng, Osino, Begoro and Tafo.
The President, in his remarks across those places, said the policies and programmes implemented by his government, since his assumption of office in 2017, was further proof that the New Patriotic Party had a clear understanding of how to put the country onto the path of progress and prosperity
According to President Akufo-Addo: “The New Patriotic Party has got the blueprint for the development of Ghana, and it is going to be concretised in Akufo-Addo’s second term as President of the Republic. That is the programme ahead of us and for our country.”
In his remarks, he stated: “For the four years I have led Ghana, I made some promises to you, and since what I have done so far meets your expectations, then it means that I did not come here to lie to you; I never came to deceive you people of Ghana.”
Confident that his administration had met the expectations of the Ghanaian people, President Akufo-Addo appealed four more years “to continue with my service to you.”
The President continued: “The more years you spend on learning something, the more experienced you become at it. So, I know that, by the grace of God, if the second term is realised, what lies ahead of us would far more exceed a hundred percent of what we have done.”
In order to make “Four More for Nana a reality in government, I would need a solid team, those who would be in Parliament to help in facilitating the passage of the necessary laws to help me govern.”
At Tafo in the Abuakwa North Constituency, the President intimated that “God has already given you a good woman as candidate in Abuakwa North who is already in Parliament. As a result of her competence, she was given a ministerial position. Apart from being beautiful, she is also knowledgeable to help in the accelerated development of the country. I am pleading with you to extend the Four More for Nana to Four More for Hajia Kande.”
He urged all members of the NPP not to encourage calls being made in certain quarters to vote ‘skirt and blouse’ in the aftermath of the NPP parliamentary primaries.
“No true NPP member can vote skirt and blouse. We are voting for Nana Akufo-Addo and Hajia Kande. We don’t need any skirt and blouse voting here. While we are at it, we should remember and honour our late MP, J.B. Danquah-Adu. I came this evening to remind you that in 2016, I told you to vote for me boom boom. Now I am asking you to vote for me Boom! Boom! Boom!” the President added.