The campaign coordinator of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams believes there is no alternative to President John Mahama in the December 7 general elections.
Mr. Adams said Ghana has recorded unprecedented infrastructure development under the leadership of Mahama and has therefore appealed to the electorate to renew his mandate.
“The good works that we (NDC) have done in the past few years in the region show that the region is swinging in favour of the NDC very seriously. If you travel around the country, you will bear witness to the level of development projects undertaken in the country. It is as if when you take away the NDC, no other party has been in power,” Mr. Adams, who doubles as the national organiser of the party said at the 2016 Manifesto launch of the party in Sunyani, Brong Ahafo.
He added: “Today is manifesto day, but we will come to every constituency to interact with you. Make sure that the contents of the manifesto and Accounting to the People book get to every household, do a door-to-door, room-to-room campaign. My brothers, there is no alternative to President John Dramani Mahama.”
Earlier, the Majority Leader Alban Bagbin declared the NDC will win the 2016 elections by a wide margin, despite the challenges which have bedeviled the government.
The MP for Nadowli-Kaleo stated the Umbrella family will retain its majority in Parliament by winning 184 seats after the December 7 elections as against its current 148. The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has 121 seats in the House, the People’s National Convention (PNC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) have one each and four independent lawmakers totaling 275 constituencies.
Bagbin said the NDC is targeting 57% win after the election to give President John Mahama a second term.
He said Mahama has “unprecedented record of achievements” with the “right ideas and credible policies found in the manifesto” being launched.
The veteran lawmaker has therefore entreated the electorate to have confidence in the governing NDC because it has “a galaxy of capable messengers in our Parliamentary Candidates and with John Mahama as our candidate I am more than confident NDC will win with a wide margin.”
He said: “The 57% target I want to assure all of you is achievable. We have to work hard, no complacency and be vigilant on Election Day. Let’s fulfil the prophesy… 184 MPs is our target and we’ll achieve that. Ghanaians have seen the rest and it’s now time to receive the best.”
Over 50,000 supporters have gathered at the Sunyani Coronation Park for the manifesto launch.