New Juaben chiefs ‘arm’ Mahama with a sword

The traditional authorities in New Juaben in the Eastern region have declared their support for the second term bid of President John Mahama.

The chiefs have also commended the President for the massive infrastructural developments in their locality.

The chiefs at a rally on Tuesday decorated the President with a royal cloth and also offered him the traditional sword for battle as he goes into the December polls with his main contender Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party.

Speaking on behalf of the chiefs, the chief of Suhyen Okogyeaman Ankomah Basapong Oyokohene explained the sword is meant to aid Mr. Mahama secure victory at the polls.

“It is said that you push the one who climbs the good tree. When someone is embarking on a good battle, we can only offer him a sword. I’ve seen a lot of developmental projects in my own backyard; the Koforidua-Bunso road that has been in bad state for the past 20 years has been fixed by this government. Schools and many other projects have also been executed.”

According to the chief, developments in the second term of the President will surpass the first one given some of the things in the NDC manifesto.

“…I’ve also read his manifesto and seen the good things in there, then I can only plead with Ghanaians, my only prayer is that we give him a second term to continue.”

He however requested for more projects for his community including one of the Community Day Senior High schools, a request the president assured will be granted in his second term.

The event marked the end of the President’s tour of the Eastern region.

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