Change = Disaster. Ask the Nigerians

Change = Disaster. Ask the Nigerians!

Change – is the grass greener?  The answer is no. Ghanaians need to be careful what we wish for. Nigeria has proved that change=disaster.

Our friends in the NPP were very quick to liken themselves to President Buhari in Nigeria when he won election. He won the election based on change, just like Nana Akufo-Addo has promised.

Nigerians got change – for the worse! Ghana will too.

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, warned the people of Ghana a few days ago when he stated that “by buying into…message of change, Nigerians are now facing a kind of hunger and suffering never experienced in the country in the last 30 years…”

Ghanaians should be wary. Akufo-Addo is Buhari in Ghana, desperate for power and with no way to deliver anything that he is promising. If we get Akufo-Addo as President, we shall see how quickly we slip back into poverty and third world status just like Nigeria.

In in the space of 1 year Nigeria has gone from a booming economy to one that is in negative growth and experiencing a recession – all because they were promised the world by someone who had never delivered. Sound familiar?

In July this year, the UN categorised 4.4 million Nigerians in the north as ‘severely food insecure’, and now there is talk of famine. This is because President Buhari will not step in and stop big business exporting grain for profit – this is the same approach Nana Akufo-Addo would adopt as he is prioritizing big business over the welfare of the nation.

In Nigeria, they don’t have fuel at any price; the airlines are having to cancel flights and black market pricing is crippling the economy. The NPP want to make domestic flights cheaper, but this will be pointless if there can be NO flights because of a lack of fuel. Nigeria’s currency has plummeted and that has exacerbated the situation. President Mahama’s control of the Ghana economy has stabilised the Cedi. We cannot let it slip backwards under a change to Akufo-Addo.

75% of Nigerians do not have access to regular power supply. In Ghana 81% enjoy access to a stable power supply thanks to the intervention of President Mahama.

If you change to Nana you will need a generator or better still a solar panel or two, because there will be no fuel for the generator all at your own cost!

Mr Fayose went on to say that changing the President and the Government led to “…hunger, suffering, disregard for the rule of law as well as arrest and detention…without trial…” so, be careful of “…those preaching change…”

The change Nigerians desired just never arrived and those who “brought the change are now regretting it.”

Nigeria is worse off than it has ever been with economic downturn, poverty and famine, unemployment and spiralling costs, a currency that is plummeting and a President who is incapable of making a difference.

President Buhari has failed to deliver on any of his campaign promises in two years in power. Nana has made so many wild promises its hard to keep track on them let alone have him deliver on it.

Today Nana is claiming he is like Trump and will win the popular vote – has anyone noticed how many of his campaign promises Trump is reneging on? Racism, sexism and sparks of violence have escalated in the USA as a result of the Trump victory. The truth is –  once one is in power who cares what the electorate wants?

Nana is making promises to win but not to lead.

Making promises is easy – delivering is difficult. President Mahama has delivered.

Ghana is a beacon of a stable democracy, with a growth story the international community recognises. The IMF, AU and World Bank all acknowledge the strategies of the NDC government are working. President Mahama has moved Ghana to a middle income country, stabilised power supply, extended water supply, focused on educating a nation for wealth creation and ensuring the social services supporting our people are available to all. Our economic foundation is strong with a positive growth outlook in 2017.

Do we really need to change? And change to poverty and economic recession?

Ghana could give up on a leader who has tirelessly served this nation and seen us through difficult times to a position where we’re now stable and set for economic growth.

Or: Ghana could say: Let President Mahama finish what he has started – he is the only one who can do it.