The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will only win the 2020 general election if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) decides not to contest, John Boadu, the General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said.
Mr. Boadu explained that the tremendous developmental projects being undertaken by the NPP government, coupled with large number of supporters is a clear indication that the NDC will never return to power.
He made these remarks when he addressed delegates of the party at Nalerigu in the North East Region during the NPP’s election to elect executives for the six newly created regions.
The General Secretary said the NPP government continues to bring development to Ghanaians and also strive to improve the living standards of people, unlike other parties that have ruled the country before.
He said the NPP government’s social interventions including; the free senior school, one district one factory, one village one dam, planting for food and jobs, Nation Builders Corps among others are touching the lives of Ghanaians positively.
He said since the inception of the Fourth Republic, no party had developed Ghana like how the NPP was doing.
“If you look at the country’s development since the beginning of the Fourth Republic and you do proper analysis, you would realise that about 80 percent of the development was done by the NPP.”
“Look at the work that former President John Kufuor did during his eight years as President, had NPP continued in 2009, Ghana would have been more developed than we are seeing today. The NPP started talking about free SHS in 2008 and if Akufo-Addo had won the election, by now more people would have gone to school,” he added.
Mr Boadu stated that it was the NPP that discovered crude oil in large quantities but exited power in 2008.
He said when the NDC took over from 2009 to 2016, they could not do anything with the natural resource to propel development.
The General Secretary said the current government is determined for Ghana to become the leading producer of crude in the whole of Africa and plans are in place to produce about 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily.
He, therefore, urged Ghanaians to rally behind the President to implement more developmental projects.
He also urged members of the NPP in the North East Region to support the newly elected regional executives and work together in unison to win all the six constituencies in the next general election.