Politics of Wednesday, 14 November 2012
President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday embarked on a four-day campaign tour of the Brong Ahafo Region with a call on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to advertise the party's performance for the electorate to recognize its achievements.
“The opposition have deliberately refused to recognize the performance of the NDC by constantly saying we have not done anything and it is for us members to let the electorate to know and recognize our feat in the last four years,” President Mahama said when he addressed a rally at Goaso to kick-start his campaign tour of the Region.
Before entering the Brong Ahafo Region, President Mahama had addressed rallies at Mankranso , Fawoman and Tepa in the Ahafo Ano South and North Constituencies respectively in the Ashanti Region and later addressed similar ones in Hwiddiem, Kenyasi, Atronie and Kukuom all in the Brong Ahafo Region.
President Mahama said it was sad that in spite of the provision of free school uniform, elimination of schools under trees and free exercise books, opponents of the NDC were still rendering them invalid in their performance and asked for objective evaluation of programmes.
"No matter how well a fowl dances, it will never impress the hawk, and we expect the hawk this time to know that the fowl also deserves some recognition,” the President added.
He appealed to NDC members to come out in their numbers to vote massively for the NDC on December 7, to avoid a second round that could deprive them of the usual Christmas merry-making.
President Mahama on his second-day campaign tour of the Region on Wednesday is scheduled to visit Yeji, Atebubu, Amantin and other rural communities in the area where he will address rallies.