President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on Ghanaians to renew his mandate of office as the country gears up for the 2020 General elections slated for the 7th of December.
The President made the call when he addressed journalists at his home town, Kyebi, in the Eastern Region after he, together with the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, registered to vote in the 2020 elections at the Rock of Ages preparatory school registration Centre.
"In 2016, I asked the people of Ghana to give me a chance and see my handy work. They gave me the chance, so it it now for them to decide how they see my work. I told Ghanaians to try me, they have tried me and they are the best judges of my administration" President Akufo-Addo said.
"On my part, I have given my all and I know Ghanaians are appreciative of it. Now, we all are waiting on God and hoping fervently for his will in the elections" Akufo-Addo added.
Step Out and Register
President Akufo-Addo in his brief remark appealed to every Ghanaian who is yet to register to do so before the process ends on Thursday the 6th of August 2020. He indicated that failure to do same will result in a situation where others take a decision that will still be binding on every Ghanaian.
"What would be sad is to sit in the house and let other people take a decision for you. It is better that everybody who has not yet registered should come out and register" President Akufo-Addo noted.
President Akufo-Addo will be contesting for the office of the President for the fourth time in his political career. In 2008, he contested NDC's John Evans Atta-Mills and lost narrowly. In 2012, he contested John Mahama and lost in what is known as the most controversial election under the Fourth republican constitution of 1992. In 2016, President Akufo-Addo won the general elections by beating then President Mahama by nearly one million votes margin. His bid for a second term in office will be his fourth attempt at the Presidency of the Republic.