The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, brought business, commercial and vehicular activity to a complete standstill in the Central Business District of Accra, on Thursday, August 18, when he visited the Klottey Korle constituency, in the Greater Accra Region.
With news filtering into ‘CMB’ and Tudu, the heart of the Central Business District of Accra, about his arrival, Nana Akufo-Addo was met by thousands of market women, business owners and their patrons who lined the principal streets of Accra to catch a glimpse of the NPP flagbearer.
With scenes described as “never witnessed before” in Accra, amidst chants of “Nana oo Nana”, “yɛresesamu”, “afi yi yɛ wa fi”, market women abandoned their wares, business owners came out of their shops, whilst commercial drivers parked their vehicles, all eager to listen to Nana Akufo-Addo’s message of hope ahead of the conduct of this year’s election.
As the chants echoed loudly across the capital, thousands of onlookers rushed towards CMB and Tudu, from Makola and its environs, to hail the arrival of NPP presidential candidate and his team.
In the company of the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Philip Addison, as well as regional and national party stalwarts, Nana Akufo-Addo addressed separate gatherings at CMB and Tudu.
Nana Akufo-Addo noted that Ghana and Ghanaians have become too miserable, under the leadership of President Mahama. It was inexplicable, he said, that Ghana, a nation blessed with an abundance of human and natural resources, is drenched in poverty, leading many to lose hope in the ability of the country to offer them a decent standard of living.
In spite of this, he urged the thousands gathered to have hope in the fact a government is on its way coming, God-willing from 2017, which will bring development, progress and prosperity to every corner of the country without discrimination.
“As is stipulated by law, the time has come, this year, for us to vote and decide who leads us. Let us use the power of our thumbs to change Ghana and bring in a government that can change our circumstances, and bring relief, progress and prosperity to all,” he added