Election 2020: Polls will be won based on track record and credibility - Pius Hadzide
He said the NPP will be not be affected by Martin Amidu's resignation
A Deputy Minister for Information,Pius Hadzide says the upcoming general elections will be won based on the track record and credibility of political parties.
He noted that, the resignation of Martin Amidu as special prosecutor will not affect the NPP electoral fortunes, contrary to what critics have suggested.
This is because, according to him, Martin Amidu's resignation is not a reflection of the Akufo-Addo led government fight against corruption.
“Let me assure you that we believe and trust in the people of Ghana that they will go to the polls and will make assessments of political parties and of candidates based on their track record and credibility of their promises. Fortunately for us, the two leading political parties and contenders have all had their chances on the seat of government.”
“Former President John Mahama has had four years, that is without counting his days with Atta Mills, as President and so has the current President, Akufo-Addo. The people are going to assess these candidates on their track records, and we are confident that with what we have done in terms of our policies that is turning Ghana to the food basket of West Africa,” he added.
However National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi believes this resignation will play a big part in the election.
“what it means is that the country has lost the fight against corruption under the leadership of Akufo-Addo. We just have to change direction on December 7 which is 20 days from today and vote in a party, which may not be perfect, but has a leader who has a clear commitment to fight corruption regardless of who is involved”.