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General News of Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Don't vote for a 'divisive dictator' – Mahama

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President John Dramani Mahama has told Ghanaians not to vote for a divisive dictator in the December 7 presidential election.

Addressing supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Bimbilla in the Northern region on Tuesday August 23 as part of his campaign, Mr Mahama said: “What we need in Ghana is an understanding president.

The era of dictatorship is gone: we are not looking for a dictator, somebody who cannot stand criticism in his own party. If you criticise him, he will sack you…that is not the kind of leader we are looking for. We are looking for a leader who can bring people together," he stressed in reference to the flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, whose party was rocked with suspensions and a rumpus late last year as a result of internal divisions.

“...It is a very dangerous experiment. Ghana is not at the stage where we are experimenting leadership, and so you cannot come and beg that we should try you. We are not in the era of experiments and trials, we are in the era of what is sure. We have seen this government; one of the major successes of this government is peace and stability,” Mr Mahama added.

“We are looking for a leader who can unite Ghana and not a leader who will divide Ghana. If you cannot unite your own party, how do you unite a nation?" he questioned.