|Dr. Hassan Ayariga, Flag bearer of APC.|
Mr Ayariga told journalists at a press conference on Monday, 28 November, that he was supporting Mr Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress to finish the good works they have begun in their first term.
Mr Ayariga’s endorsement of Mr Mahama follows divisions within the party over which of the two frontrunners to endorse. His running mate Emmanuel Carl Bartels and General Secretary Razak Kojo Opoku, both of whom he has dismissed from the party, declared their support for Nana Akufo-Addo of the main opposition New Patriotic Party on Sunday.
In a statement, the two APC members said: The National Executive Committee (NEC), the 10 Regional Executive Committee (REC) and majority of the parliamentary candidates of the All People’s Congress (APC) declares support for Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 7th December 2016 general election.
“This endorsement of Nana Akufo-Addo has become very necessary considering the high level of incompetence, corruption, mismanagement of the economy, high rate of unemployment, killer taxes, collapsing of the private sector businesses, high utility bills, nepotism, tribal politicking etc. under the 8 years rule of John Mahama NDC.
“Enough is enough and the trending song now is change of incompetent John Mahama Presidency. We strongly believe that Only Nana Akufo-Addo can offer Ghanaians a more credible, incorruptible and transformational leadership than all other Presidential Candidates contesting the 2016 general election. We shall seriously campaign for the Victory of Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP for the remaining days to the general election.
“We shall provide Ghanaians with interesting revelations within FIVE (5) Days to the 7th December 2016 general election that shall cause the massive defeat of John Mahama and the NDC. We are equally entreating all APC members across Ghana to campaign vigorously and vote massively for Nana Akufo-Addo, the only credible Presidential Candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election. Nana Akufo-Addo agenda for jobs creation is the only solution to the socio-economic transformation of Ghana.
“Upon sober reflection, we strongly believe in the 1 District 1 Factory, 1 Village 1 Dam, 1 Constituency $1million as doable and feasible Policies. However, we wish Hassan Ayariga (APC Founder & Leader) well for his personal decision to endorse John Mahama for the Presidency on the 28th November 2016 at the Aviation Social Centre. We are urging all Ghanaian Voters to vote against the NDC and reject John Mahama in accordance with Revelation 3:16.
“Finally, we are passionately appealing to Ghanaian voters to honour Nana Akufo-Addo with their votes in accordance with Deutronomy 5:16 so that all of us can be guaranteed of financial and economic healing in accordance with Acts 5:16. #VoteforChange #Vote Nana Akufo-Addo as President For and on behalf of the Leadership of All People’s Congress (APC).”
They have also revealed that the APC indeed plagiarised the NPP’s 2016 manifesto.