General News of Thursday, 15 November 2012
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday called on the opposition to desist from the use of falsehood and lies because these are not effective tools to win the December 7 general election.
He said Ghanaians were aware of the performance of the National Democratic Congress and they would vote based on that performance and not on falsehood and propaganda the opposition is churning out.
President Mahama said this when he addressed a rally at Yeji in the Pru District as part of his four-day campaign tour of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
President Mahama also addressed rallies at Chiraa, Nkoranza, Atebubu, Prang, Kwame Danso, Jato Zongo, Kunkunde, and made whistle stops at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
The President said the NDC’s track record of good governance and social interventions had overwhelmed the opposition parties and “resorting to propaganda and falsehood will not save you from defeat that is written clearly on the wall.”
He appealed to NDC members to eschew the use of violence and other forms of misunderstanding that could mar the December polls.
President Mahama said elections were about policies, issues and programmes and it was only parties that convince the electorate that would win elections.
He said the government would step up the extension of electricity to many more communities, eliminate more schools under trees and provide motivation for teachers and other public servants to give off their best in their various roles.
The chiefs appealed for good roads, potable water, electricity and qualified teachers and nurses.