The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant for Bantama, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye has said the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2020 elections, former President John Mahama cannot be trusted.
He said that, “The record of John Mahama and his NDC in government points to the fact that they cannot be trusted to fulfill their numerous campaign promises, and this must form the basis for their rejection in December.”
He said there was ample evidence that former President Mahama could not be trusted to fulfil his campaign pledges as the nation prepares for elections on December 7.
Mr Asenso-Boakye who is the a Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency stated this when he addressed campaign volunteer groups for the NPP in the Bantama constituency on Monday, September 14, 2020.
“Prior to the 2008 election, one of the flagship promises of the NDC was to institute a one-time premium for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). But we can all attest to the fact that throughout their eight years in office, they failed to deliver on that promise. So they have a history of unfulfilled promises. That makes it difficult to trust them”, said Mr. Asenso-Boakye.
“For a political party that questioned the possibility and viability of free SHS, isn’t it mind boggling that they are now promising to extend the policy to include private senior high schools?”, he quizzed.
He disclosed that, unlike the NDC, the NPP has fulfilled all of its campaign promises. “We have delivered on the free SHS pledge, even though John Mahama and the NDC did not believe in it. We have fulfilled One District One Factory pledge, Planting for Food and Jobs, among others.”
He therefore concluded that Ghanaians can trust the NPP when it comes to the fulfilment of their campaign pledges, and advised that they should not fall for the lies and deceit of their opponents.
He reiterated that, they in the NPP have a message, and that is simple; they have performed better and delivered on their promises. He charged the volunteers to disseminate the various achievements of the party.
“Unfortunately, the NDC cannot boast of a single policy that transformed the lives of Ghanaians. I challenge them to name just one,” he said to loud cheers from the crowd.