While addressing party members in South Africa recently, the 72-year-old three-time flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), in his attempt to parry claims that he is too old to run for president, said: “Let’s elect the so-called old man to come and take our country out of the ditch.”
“Alassane Ouattara, who I am talking about, in Cote d’Ivoire is two years older than me. Muhammadu Buhari is three years older than me, and you see what he is doing in Nigeria,” Mr Akufo-Addo, who will be contesting 57-year-old President John Mahama for the second time, said.
According to him, Ghanaians must join forces to rescue the country from Mr Mahama, whom he accused of running the state aground.
“That is the task ahead of us. We cannot allow it to be said by our children and grandchildren that at the time when it was necessary to rescue our country, our generation failed the task. We can’t do that.
“Let this be the generation that saved Ghana, so that one day, when the history books are being written, they will say: ‘It was in our grandparents’ time, when Akufo-Addo was president that we changed the fortunes of our country’”, the former Attorney General said.
credit: Kwame Asiedu