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Presidential election: Don't vote for change – Fayose warns Ghanaians

By The Citizen
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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has counselled the people of Ghana against changing President John Mahama in the December 7 presidential election.

The governor said the people should 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.

Fayose, according to a statement made available by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Sunday made this call while playing host to some men of God from Ghana on Saturday.

He said 'By buying into the All Progressives Congress 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.'

'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.'

Fayose said the situation in Ghana at present was similar to that of Nigeria.

'Like President Muhammadu Buhari, opposition party, New Patriotic Party's 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.' - Punch.