President John Dramani Mahama has implored supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to desist from acts of violence on the campaign trail ahead of the elections in December.
Speaking on the President’s behalf ahead of the party’s campaign launch in Cape Coast, the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, cautioned supporters of the party that they would have to live with the consequences of any violent conduct on their own.
“The fact that we are campaigning doesn’t mean you should go and fight. There are people who in the name of political parties escalate political discourse into violence and the next moment someone is dead,” the Chief of Staff said during a church service ahead of the launch.
“The President says we should let the whole country know that violence is not important. None of us can go to First Lady Lordina and tell her that we campaigned the most and so should be entitled to a portion of the food that the President is supposed to eat.”
“In the same way, if you follow some people on the campaign trail and you end up in a fight and end up getting hurt in the head, do you think you can go to the President and say: I campaigned for you in Cape Coast so let me eat some of your food,” Mr. Debrah stated.
Church service ahead of campaign launch
As part of the activities preceding the NDC campaign launch, the party hierarchy worshiped at the Church of Pentecost, Adisadel Church Auditorium in Cape Coast, Central Region.
Present at the service were Julius Debrah, Central Regional Minister; Kweku Rickett Hagan, NDC General Secretary; Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and Finance Minister; Seth Terkper.
Former NDC chairman; Kwabena Adjei, Majority Leader; Alban Gbagbin, the party Director of Elections of the NDC; Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and a host of other ministers were also at the Adisadel Church Auditorium, Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman reported.
The rank and file of the party will later converge on the Cape Coast stadium for the campaign launch on Sunday afternoon.
The launch, themed “Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana”, will be attended by thousands of party members and sympathizers, where President John Mahama would be officially outdoored as the party’s Presidential nominee for the December polls.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana