I'm not coming into power for bribes - Nana Addo

He said “...up till today, there is nothing against me. This is because I was clean when I was in government. I did not go into government to steal money.”

Nana Akufo-Addo

“I am not into politics to take bribes or be corrupt. I did not come into politics to line my pockets with the money of poor Ghanaians. That is not why I am into politics. I am clean, because I did not go into government (from 2001 to 2007) to steal money. The same way, when you repose your confidence in me and help me win the elections, I assure you that I will jealously guard the resources of the nation to the benefit of all Ghanaians,” he said.

Nana Addo made this known on Sunday, June 19, when addressing thousands of residents in Ekon, a small fishing town in the Cape Coast South Constituency in the Central Region.

His comments come on the wake of a controversy surrounding a ‘car gift’ given to President John Mahama by a Burkinabe contractor.

According to Nana Addo, many of these issues and what he called rampant and widespread cases of theft and corruption under the Mahama government has brought untold hardships on Ghanaians.

“Our economy is in a weak state, and that is why everything has become so difficult in Ghana. The cost of petrol and electricity have become unbearable. For fishermen who used to purchase premix fuel for GH¢1.80 a gallon at the time President Kufuor left office, they now purchase the same gallon for GH¢7.30. Likewise, outboard motors which used to sell at GH¢2,900 are now selling at over GH¢12,000. Our monetary system is weak,” he said.

“The thievery of public resources has become too much under President Mahama. Bribery, corruption and thievery have become the order of the day under President Mahama,” he added.

Nana Akufo-Addo however urged Ghanaians not to despair, adding that, with the right leadership and the correct policies, Ghana’s dwindling fortunes can be reversed.

“Look up to me and the NPP. Open the door for me this year. Try me, and when you give me the opportunity, I will not disappoint you. One man has transformed the circumstances of his people, and now Cote d’Ivoire is now the envy of countries in the sub-region. I am asking Ghanaians to give me the chance to do for Ghana what Alassane Ouattara is doing for Cote d’Ivoire,” he added.


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