The United Front Party (UFP) has joined the growing number of opposition parties, throwing their weights behind the campaign of the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.
In Accra today, UFP’s leadership, led by Presidential Candidate, Nana Agyenim Boateng and the National Executive Committee of the party declared support for Mr. John Mahama.
“We are calling on all our rank and file and all our party supporters to canvas for votes and also vote massively for H.E. John Dramani Mahama in the Presidential election,” declared Nana Agyenim Boateng.
The UFP Presidential Candidate who was flanked by National Executives of the party said the decision had been reached after the NEC of the party had met and assessed the position of the party and the viable steps to take to make its presence felt in the 2020 elections even though it has been disqualified by the Jean Mensah Electoral Commission.
“The level of corruption, incompetence, state of insecurity, nepotism, family and friends, and the height of deception by this Akufo-Addo sakawa government is sickening, to say the least. We are therefore using this platform to plead with all Ghanaians to join the rescue,mission and vote massively for H.E. John Dramani Mahama to put this country back to the path of progress and development,” Nana said.
The UFP joins the EGLE Party, and the Democratic Freedom Party (DPP) in the growing endorsement of the Presidential Candidate of the NDC by opposition political parties.
Earlier, there were reports that a Running-mate of the UFP had declared support for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP, but Nana Agyenim Boateng dismissed the supposed earlier endorsement as coming from rogue elements within the party who had been dismissed as executives.
Allegedly, these rogues had been paid by Gabby Asare Otchere Darko, a scandal-prone cousin of President Akufo-Addo for the endorsement of the President.
Meanwhile, Nana Adjenim Boateng accused President Akufo-Addo of not accounting for over Ghc140billion that he has borrowed in the four years that he has been President. He also accused the President of messing up Ghana’s education system with the poor implementation of the Free SHS program, leading to what he said is the traffic light shift system in which students attend school for three months and go on holidays for six months.