Disqualified presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Akwasi Addai popularly called Odike has called on Ghanaians to also try the presidential nominee of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by voting massively for him to win power in the December polls.
He said the Mahama–led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has failed Ghanaians and that it has brought untold hardships onto Ghanaians.
Speaking on Ultimate breakfast show hosted by Lantam Papanko, he said Ghanaians cannot afford to allow the NDC rule the country again.
Addai pointed out that President Mahama performed abysmally after given him the opportunity to lead the country.
Odike who begun his massive campaign in Ashanti region for NPP further blasted the NDC government of plunging the country into serious economic crisis.
‘We haven’t tried Nana Addo, he is somebody I describe as an intelligent, courteous, a man of integrity and humble so we have to give him a try. If we try him and he doesn’t perform, then we throw him out. It’s very simple but we cannot continue with this administration which has performed abysmally. The NDC administration has plunged this country into serious economic crisis.
‘We believe and share the same vision with NPP, we were campaigning on agricultural mechanisation and industry and NPP is doing same, so we will not relent on our efforts to help them win power,’ he stated.
He rubbished claims that the party has affiliations with the NDC.
‘We don’t have any affiliation with NDC. We had a joint press conference with NPP and never in the record of our history have we had any press conference with NDC, we have given President Mahama the opportunity and he has proven that he is not ontop of issues. Look at the inconsistencies and the kind of economic mess that we are going through, everything is in disarray, our private sector has folded up and many factories are relocating to our neighbouring country Ivory Coast.
Ghana is the only country that has the highest lending rate in the whole world. Ghana is virtually a country craving for financial freedom,’ he emphasised.
He indicated that they have started their campaign tour in the Brong Ahafo region to press home the need to change NDC government and vote for NPP government which will give them financial security.
‘Our campaign machineries are on standby and we will move to all the regions to campaign for NPP,’ he said.