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Politics of Tuesday, 29 January 2019


Mahama praises ‘great people and committed executives’ of Volta Region

John Mahama is on a six-day campaign tour in the Volta Region John Mahama is on a six-day campaign tour in the Volta Region

Former president John Dramani Mahama has eulogized the Volta Region, describing it as a region with great people.

Mahama is currently on a six-day campaign tour in the region in a bid to canvass votes for the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) upcoming presidential primaries.

The ex-president was given a grandiose welcome when he arrived in Golokwati in the Ho West Constituency.

In a Facebook post, Mahama said he always feels good when in the Volta Region, adding that the region has committed people and executives.

“Always good to be back in the Volta Region. Great People, Committed Executives, Excited rank and file,” he wrote.

Earlier when Mahama addressed NDC delegates in the region, he called for a collective effort to ensure that the party returns to power in 2020.

He further assured that the region will not be forgotten should the NDC win the 2020 general elections.

Mahama has so far visited the Afadzato South, Hohoe and Buem constituencies as part of his campaign tour in the Volta region.

The NDC will go to the polls on February 23, 2019, to elect its flagbearer ahead of the 2020 elections.

Meanwhile, the party has also concluded the balloting for slots in the upcoming presidential primaries.

The first slot was picked by Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli-Kaleo, Alban Bagbin, while Nurudeen Iddrisu and Mahama picked the second and third slots in that order.

Sylvester Mensah, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Goosie Tanoh and Prof. Joshua Alabi picked the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh slots respectively.