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I deserve a second term - Mahama replies Nana Addo

The flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, had indicated that Ghanaians will reject President John Dramani Mahama at the upcoming general elections similar to what Nigerians did to their former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Accounting to the People tour hits Ashanti Region
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The 2016 presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, had indicated that Ghanaians will reject President John Dramani Mahama at the upcoming general elections similar to what Nigerians did to their former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

According to him, President Mahama and Goodluck Jonathan were both sworn into office accidentally after the death of their superiors.

“When we look at your track-record in office and it is poor, the people of Ghana would kick you out. The case of Goodluck Jonathan is exactly the same as that of our President. Goodluck Jonathan only became President because his boss passed away. When it came to standing election for a 2nd term, the people of Nigeria decided that he was underserving of another term in office. There was no 2nd term for Jonathan. The same way in this year’s elections, I am confident that Ghanaians will say to Mahama ‘No 2nd term’, especially when his party, the NDC, was in fact enjoying a second successive term in office,” Nana Akufo-Addo added.

But President Mahama during his Accounting to the People tour in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 said his first term was only aimed at securing a solid foundation which will ensure a good start for his second term.

He further urged registered voters to check their names in the voters register during its exhibition next month to be sure that their names had been properly captured in order not to be disenfranchised.

The president also inspected work on the first phase of the new Kejetia Market being executed by a Brazilian construction firm, Contracta during his tour at Kumasi.

He indicated the budget for the second and the third phases of the $298 million project had been approved by Cabinet.

He also commissioned an entrepreneurship village for the Kumasi Polytechnic and inspected the progress of work on the Asawase Market.

The president also assured residents of Aboabo, one of the flood-prone areas in Kumasi that work on Aboabo drains will begin soon, as tender on the work has been opened.

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