Politics of Monday, 29 October 2012
Three youth groups on Sunday embarked on a float through the principal streets of Tamale in support of President John Dramani Mahama in the upcoming December 7th polls.
They are members of the Zongo Community Girls, Girls for John Mahama and Youth for John Mahama.
Dignitaries including, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, Madam Hawa Boya Gariba, Deputy Minister of Women and Children were present to grace the function.
Addressing the gathering after the procession, Mr. Mabengba said John Mahama-led government was committed to empowering and developing the country’s future leaders.
He called on the youth to vote for NDC to retain the party in office due to the massive developmental projects in education, health, economic, social and agricultural sectors.
Mr Mabengba said NDC was confident that, per the good initiatives implemented, the NDC would win the election one touch.
He, however, said that does not mean the party should rest on its efforts but should rather work tirelessly for its dream to be achieved.
Mr Asiedu Nketia inaugurated leaders of the groups and charged them to canvass for more votes for the President, to help the NDC retain power in the general elections, in order to be able to pursue the Better Ghana Agenda.
Mr Cornelia Daasah, the Organiser of the Programm told Ghana News Agency in an interview that considering the limited time left for the elections, the groups would embark on effective campaign programmes for the President.
He said they would adopt house-to-house, door-to-door and face-to-face campaigns at the market places to sell the message of the good works under the leadership of John Mahama's government and the NDC to the electorate.
“We know this elections will not be like the last elections where we went on the first, second and the third round before the Electoral Commission (EC) was able to declare the winner,' he noted, and emphasized that John Mahama would win the elections in a 'one touch' victory.
He was convinced that a presidential candidate with the caliber of John Mahama, a peace loving person who preaches peace, deserved the mandate of the people to help sustain peace in the country.