Election 2016 'There is hope for the youth under NPP - Nana Addo

The youth will be the biggest beneficiaries under mu government, Nana Addo has promised

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The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is urging the teeming masses of Ghanaian youth, who have become disillusioned under the current John Mahama-led NDC government, not to lose hope.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the youth of Ghana have a basic choice to make in this year’s election – a choice between the current NDC government which is overseeing unprecedented levels of "economic difficulties and hardships."

play Nana Addo visits Chiefs and of Kobreso


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Nana Addo speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Kobreso NPP Youth Wing in the Offinso North constituency, in the Ashanti region, on Friday March 25, 2016, he said "If you, the youth, feel comfortable with the current situation, then vote for the NDC and continuity. However, if you are dissatisfied with your current situation, then vote for change in November. We are living today in hardships and difficulties. This is not the kind of Ghana we want. Ghanaians want change and I strongly believe that the youth want change."


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With nearly 60% of Ghana’s population being 35 years and below, the NPP flagbearer explained that if Ghana becomes a success story, the youth will be the biggest beneficiaries. However, if the nation fails, it is the youth who have most to lose.

play Nana Addo introduces MP for Offinso South, Hon. Ben Abdallah

"Therefore, it is important that the youth view this election as being very critical, and an election whose outcome will determine whether the nation has a bright future. I believe Ghana has a bright future under the right leadership. So there is hope for the youth," he stressed.

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He added: "The bad state of Ghana’s economy is because of bad governance, evidenced by the implementation of bad policies over the last 7 years. It is bad leadership that has brought about the poverty, economic difficulties and hardships Ghanaians are going through. If the fundamentals of our economy were right, there would have been an abundance of jobs in Ghana. So there is hope for Ghana. Ghana’s youth have hope. If we can vote for change in November, I assure you that Ghana will be a nation that will be able to provide for the needs of her youth."

play National Women's Organiser, Otiko Afisa Djaba, with the executives of the Kobreso NPP Youth Wing


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Nana Akufo-Addo, therefore, urged the youth to have confidence in him, trusting that when they give him the mantle to serve the people of Ghana, God-wiling from January 2017, "I am coming to do a job for Ghana. I am coming to use the resources of this nation, not to enrich myself, but for the benefit of all Ghanaians."


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