President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed strong optimism of victory for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2020 by 1 million votes.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Anyaa LA school complex at Anyaa as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region, he said, “I will ask for your continuous support for my party and for my government, for it is that support that strengthens me in the work I am doing.”

“[For] the one million difference in 2016, we are going to increase it on the basis of the work that I am doing… All those who said that I would not be able or I could not fulfill my promises, I hope that one by one, they are seeing that they were wrong.”

President Akufo-Addo defeated John Mahama with 53.85% of the total valid votes cast, against the NDC’s 44.4%.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will defeat the NPP in 2020 because of his abysmal performance.

The current Women’s Organizer for the party Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw has said despite losing the 2016 presidential elections to Nana Addo, John Mahama has triumphed over the current President before in 2012, and will do so again in 2020.

“For me, I did not resign as his deputy Minister. I worked with him. He gave me the opportunity and I worked because I believed in his vision. I am a principled person, if I didn’t like John Mahama, I wouldn’t have worked with him. I believe in the vision that he had and I believe in his leadership qualities. President Mahama once defeated Nana Addo, Nana Addo came to defeat him and he will defeat him back.”

“I know that will happen because go to Abossey Okai, today, the spare parts dealers are crying. [The NPP’s] own Kennedy Agyapong says he’s turned all his cedis into dollars because the cedi isn’t working well. Today the market women are crying and the taxi and trotro drivers have been deceived. Petrol is very expensive. Today the taxes are so high that importers cannot clear their goods from the ports.

I’m from Brong Ahafo. The people were promised that their monies would be paid. Today they’ve not seen the money. For all the ‘promise and fails’ and for the deceit that came through the campaign, I’m sure John Mahama will win.”

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