The 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has advised President John Mahama to stop making, what he believes, are unrealistic promises.
His call comes after the President at the Odwira festival in the Eastern region, said the country’s economic fortunes are bright despite the recent poor ratings of the Ghanaian economy.
John Mahama added that he is optimistic that Ghana’s bailout plan with the IMF will provide government with adequate resources and set the country’s developmental priorities right.
But speaking at a mini rally in Kumasi as part of his ongoing campaign to seek re-election, the former Attorney General said the president’s promise of a brighter future isn’t rational.
“At the Odwira, the President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama, told us that the problems we are having in Ghana today are short-term problems but the medium and long term prospects are still very bright.
“Well Mr. President what we would say to you is this, if we cannot deal with the short term problems, it would compromise our medium and long future” Nana Addo said.
The twice defeated Presidential candidate added: “within the two or three years of taking power we would turn the fortunes of this nation around and put Ghana on the road to prosperity”