The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has made it clear that even though his party cannot match the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) when it comes to giving out money and other gifts to the electorate, as well as propaganda aimed at corrupting them, the NPP stand tall in its message of transforming the nation.
Dr. Bawumia stressed that the NPP would at all times tell Ghanaians objective programmes and policies that an NPP government would implement to the benefit of the majority and that his party was far ahead of the NDC in terms of policies that would transform the nation where life would be made more meaningful to the ordinary citizen.
He was addressing party supporters and chiefs at separate functions at Juapong in the North Tongu District, Vakpo in the North Dayi District, Kpando and Nkonya -Ahenkro in the Biakoye District as part of his campaign tour of the Volta region.
The Vice Presidential Candidate of the NPP noted that the ruling NDC always asked Voltarians for their votes, but abandon them after the party wins power.
This time, Bawumiah asked the people to reject the NDC and instead vote for the NPP, which would champion their cause.
"The so called better Ghana has only succeeded in imposing socio- economic hardship on the people, as there is high increase in the cost of living, thereby turning the better Ghana to 'wahala Ghana', he said, noting that for any nation to develop, more attention ought to be given to education.
Dr. Bawumia continued that the promise of free education under a Nana Akufo Addo led government should not be seen as a mere political or campaign message, but the right of the Ghanaian child to benefit from free Senior High School (SHS) education from the oil revenue.
He said the NPP government, under former President Kuffuor, implemented the Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme, the National Health Insurance Scheme and Free maternity healthcare, among other social intervention programmes.
According to him, after NPP had discovered the oil, at the time it would have implemented the free SHS, but unfortunately the party was voted out of government.
The NPP vice Presidential Candidate pointed out that the 2012 general election was about the future of the country, and urged the people to vote for Nana Akufo Addo to help bring smiles to their faces.
The Paramount Chief of the Vakpo Traditional Area, Togbega Gbogbolulu commended the NPP for the effort being made to bring hope to the people through the free SHS education.
To buttress his believe in the free SHS, the Vakpo chief explained that the traditional area had established an education endowment fund, which for the past eleven years had been able to pay school fees for eight students at the SHS level.
He argued that if his traditional area could do so, then as a national policy the country would succeed too.
Togbega Gbogbolulu hoped that Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP would win the 2012 general elections and stressed that the party should vigorously implement the free SHS policy and improve on the living condition of the people.
The Makrado of Dorfor-Adidome, Togbe Agbohla also lauded the NPP development policies. He, however, pleaded with the party to establish a vocational institute at Juapong to help train the teaming unemployed youth in the area, should they win the December elections.
The Paramount chief of the Akpini traditional area, Togbega Dagadu asked political party leaders to ensure that they conduct their activities in a peaceful manner.