The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has warned that a vote for the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December polls will lead to a major retrogression of the country.

Addressing a news conference Monday in Accra, the Deputy Campaign Manager of the NPP, Dr Mustapha Hamid, painted a grim picture of Ghana under the leadership of John Mahama.

According to him, if not for the intervention of Ghanaians in 2016 by electing the NPP and President Akufo-Addo, the country would have in the abyss by now.

“In the past three years going on four, we have seen and experienced a palpable advancement in the fortunes of our country. This is thanks to the leadership of President Akufo-Addo,” he stated.

“We believe that leadership should be for the service of the people. And everything that we have done these past three years has been absolutely in service to the people. Thanks to the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, our country is on the move,” he added.

​The Dep. Campaign Manager of the governing NPP, added that Annual growth rates moved from ​ 3.6% to 7.0% under the Presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo.

​“We have moved from the average 1.6% of annual GDP per capita growth to 4.7% annual GDP Per Capita growth rate under Nana Akufo-Addo. We have moved from a 1.1% average growth rate of exports to 14.9% annual growth rate of exports under President Nana Akufo-Addo.

​“We have moved from inflation rates of 15.4% in 2016 to meet the Central Bank’s Inflation target range of 6-10% in 2018 and 2019. We have moved from annual manufacturing value-added growth rates of 2.1% to the average 6.7% annual Manufacturing Value Added growth under President Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said.

​Dr Hamid said Ghana needs a stable and steady hand, a man of conviction and vision not an incoherent one.

​“For the first time in our Fourth Republican history, we have a President who in presenting a current manifesto spends time to outline what he has done with the previous manifesto and mandate.

​“We invite our major opponent not to carry on as if he is a new candidate. Let him have the courage to own his 2012 manifesto and tell us what he did with the 2012 mandate.”

“We are saying that, among the two leading contenders in this election, only Akufo-Addo has demonstrated credibility and therefore, who alone Ghanaians should trust with their mandate,” he charged.