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Ghana Presidential Election: Fayose warns Ghanaians against accepting change

By Lere Olayinka
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As the December 7 presidential election in Ghana draws near, Ekiti

State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has counselled the people of Ghana

to be mindful of making the same mistake made by Nigerians in the 2015

presidential election by voting for change, which has brought hunger,

sufferings and economic recession to the country, such that even the

entire West African sub-region is being affected.
He said “by buying into the All Progressives Congress (APC) message of

change, Nigerians are now facing a kind of hunger and suffering never

experienced in the country in the last 30 years and Ghanaians must not

fall into that kind of trap.”
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New

Media, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on

Sunday that Governor Fayose made this call while playing host to some

men of God from Ghana on Saturday.
The governor said; “Ghanaians should not succumb to the deceit of the

opposition party that are calling for a change of government. Rather,

they should return the incumbent President, John Mahama, who has no

doubt done creditably well to deserve a re-election.

“Ghanaians should know that the change in Nigeria brought hunger,

suffering, disregard for the rule of law as well as arrest and

detention of Nigerians without trial and be mindful of those preaching

change to them.
“Most importantly, the situation in Ghana at present is similar to

that of Nigeria. Like President Mohammadu Buhari, opposition party,

New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo has contested the

presidency two times. This is the third time he is contesting. He is

also 74 year-old.
“In Nigeria, change is synonymous with economic recession that is even

getting to the level of depression. Even majority of those who brought

the change are now regretting it.
“Therefore, tell your people in Ghana that Nigerians are already

regretting the change they made last year, which has plunged the

country into serious economic hardship. Tell them to learn from

Nigerians and reject those preaching message of change to them. They

should hold on to the government that they have now and beware of a

change that will take their country to economic recession.”