President John Dramani Mahama has declared that Ghana will successfully go through Wednesday’s election peacefully.
He said under his first four year tenure, the country remained one of the most peaceful and stable democracy in Africa and it will continue to be so in his second term.
President Mahama said this at the Greater Accra Regional rally of the ruling NDC at the Accra Sports Stadium.
He claimed victory for the NDC in tomorrow’s election to consolidate the gains of the party in government.
Radio Ghana’s Presidential Correspondents Pascaline Adadevoh and Seth Eyiah have come through with this report.
The mammoth rally at the Accra Sports Stadium climaxed the campaign of the ruling NDC in the Greater Accra Region.
An estimated 80 to 100 thousand supporters from the region attended the rally.
Every space in the stands and on the football pitch was occupied.
The vuvuzela sounds in the stadium was deafening.
A large crowd of the supporters were also outside the stadium drumming and dancing their hearts out.
The President who is also the flag bearer and leader of the NDC wowed the teaming supporters with his proficiency in some dominant local languages when he spoke Akan, Hausa, Ga and Ewe in addressing them.
President Mahama dedicated the victory of the NDC in tomorrow’s presidential and parliamentary elections to the supporters of the party and the volunteers of the campaign.
He said his first term was characterised by challenges but government was not daunted. President Mahama said tomorrow’s election offers Ghanaians the choice of continuity based on solid rock achievements of the NDC and oral assurances of the opposition NPP.
President Mahama used the occasion to outline his vision for the next four years if Ghanaians renew his mandate.
He said the private sector will be well positioned to assume the commanding heights in the government’s economic agenda for growth, continue to invest in infrastructure and be a unifier and a father for all.
President Mahama stated that peace and security of the country will continue to be a priority of his next government. This is because there cannot be development without peace.
He, therefore, prayed for continuous peace, security and stability for the country.
Touching on the fake thumb printed ballot papers discovered in a hotel in Kumasi, Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur condemned the masterminds behind it and called on the leadership of the NPP to also openly condemn it. He described such things in the country’s body politic as backwardness.
On Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s much touted 170 questions or statements that he wants government to answer them, Mr. Amissah-Arthur said the salient issues in there have been adequately answered on the campaign trail and asked Ghanaians to ignore him with his falsehood.
He dared Dr. Bawumia to come up with serious set of questions next time and he will be given the appropriate answers.
The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, Joseph Ade Coker assured President Mahama that the crowd at the stadium was the evidence that the region will give him about 57 percent of the presidential votes and annex 25 parliamentary seats.