Politics of Saturday, 27 August 2016
Agona Swedru(C/R), Aug.26 GNA-Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has charged National Democratic Congress (NDC) foot soldiers to embark on house to house campaign to ensure “one touch” victory for President Mahama.
He therefore cautioned the rank and file of the party to guard against complacency and work assiduously to ensure this win for the party.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the inauguration of the NDC’s Central Regional Election Task Force at the Agona Swedru Sports Stadium in the Agona West District of the Central Region.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur and his entourage were welcomed by a tumultuous crowd of NDC sympathizers who sang and chant party slogans.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur also outdoor some of the parliamentary candidates standing on the NDC ticket in the region to the crowd.
Earlier, the Vice President and his team called on the Ogidigram Okrupi Nana Kobina Asiedu Botwe II, Chief of Agona Swedru at his palace to pay homage and inform him of their mission in the town.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur also urged the rank and file of the party to go out to the communities with the “Green Book” to spread the good news in terms of the unprecedented infrastructural development by the government to the people.
He said the party foot soldiers must offer themselves as disciples of President Mahama to spread the good deeds of the President for the people to see and renew his mandate to continue with his developmental agenda.
He also warned NDC supporters against voting skirt and blouse because President Mahama would need more Members of Parliament (MPs) to help him deliver on his second term mandate.
Mr Kofi Adams, National Coordinator for the NDC Campaign called on all the supporters of the party to engage in the campaign to ensure a one-time victory.
He said things that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) doing against the NDC today is the same thing their forbearers did against Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
He said when Dr Nkrumah was borrowing funds to construct the Akosombo Dam, Tema motorway and Tema port they accused him of incurring a lot of debts for the country. And they are doing the same things against President Mahama today.
Mr Kofi Adams stated that the NDC as a government has a good track record in development would continue to improve the country for the good of everybody.
He said President Mahama has already laid a solid foundation for the nation and what is required now is for Ghanaians to renew his mandate to continue with his transformation agenda.
Mr Cassel Ato Forson, Deputy Minister of Finance and Leader of the Central Regional Election Task Force gave a litany of the achievements under President Mahama’s government including the revamping of industries, giving fertilizers and to farmers and outboard motor to fishermen.
He said the government has already laid a firm foundation for the economy and that inflation and interest rate are beginning to decline and that Ghanaian businesses would be ultimate beneficiaries of the downward trend.
He stated that everything on the ground points to a one-time victory for President Mahama in the December elections and therefore called on the rank and file to go out and campaign in the communities to ensure this win.