Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, wife of the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to Ghanaians to entrust the mandate of leadership into the hands of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in this year’s election, assuring that “he will deliver on all the promises he has made.” According to her, Ghana, a country blessed with abundance of natural and human resources, deserves much better than what she is currently being offered by the John Mahama-led government, stressing that “Nana Akufo-Addo is the leader who can move this country forward.” Mrs. Akufo-Addo made the bold declaration on Sunday, March 6, when she worshiped with members of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International, at Kotobabi, Accra. Addressing the congregants after being afforded the opportunity to speak by Rev. Boakye Acheampong, Regional Overseer of the Church, she explained that, in the eight years of the NDC administration, headed by President Mahama, no section of the Ghanaian society has been spared from the effects of the mismanagement of the Ghanaian economy. She described the growing spectre of hundreds of able-bodied unemployed Ghanaian youth who are compelled to be dependent on their hard-pressed parents, as a sign of a country unable to provide the basic needs of its citizens and the result of bad leadership. She also bemoaned what she calls a crisis confronting healthcare delivery in the country.
“We are all in Ghana, and we know how things are today. Things are not easy and we are all witnesses to what is happening. What we need today is a leader with a vision who can take us forward. Ghana is a blessed country and we deserve much better. Nana is my husband, and I know him well. I can assure you that he will deliver on all the promises he has made,” she said. Her remark was met with a rousing roar of approval from the packed membership of the church. To this end, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo appealed to the congregation to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo in November, maintaining that “this year, there has to be a change. You all know my husband, Nana Akufo-Addo, this is his third attempt, and by the Grace of God, ‘third time lucky’. He is very passionate about Ghana. I am appealing to you to change things this year and vote for Nana Akufo-Addo to move Ghana forward.” She assured members of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International that “when the NPP is victorious in November, I will be back here to give thanks to God.”