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General News of Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Source: Samuel Ablordeppey

Mahama won't turn his back on the Volta Region - Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah addressing Volta residents

The Chief of Staff Julius Debrah has called on the Chiefs and people of the Volta region to Stand rock solid with President John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying there are golden days ahead.

The Chief of Staff in his initial comments thanked the Chiefs and people of the region for their unflinching and unalloyed support to the NDC since its formation.

He indicated that the support of the Volta region have been wonderful and enormous, something the President and the leadership of the party recognizes, the reason I said there is no way the NDC would take the people for granted.

He likened the relationship between the NDC and the Volta region as "a husband and wife who always had issues and one day the wife parked and left for her parents. What a reasonable husband does is to go to your in laws explain issues and assure them that won't happen again thus they should give you back the wife and you are going to take great care of her and love her more than ever before."

Mr. Julius Debrah was addressing the Chiefs and people of Peki in day one of his five day tour of the Volta region.
He had visited Peki Tsame, Hevie, Afadjato South, Vakpo and other areas.

The Volta region from time immemorial is known to be the "world Bank" or the "IMF" of the NDC to the extent that non of the opposition political parties have a representative in Parliament.

The Chief of Staff is in the Volta region to activate the rank and file of the NDC and whip up enthusiasm among party faithful given them reasons why they should maintain President Mahama on Dec 7.

"We are here as your in laws and as your children. In my dialect, there is a saying that even if your most loved child eases on your laps, you don't cut it off, you wipe it off. You talk to him nicely to ensure he/she doesn't repeat it," he said.

He admitted that the NDC was born in the Volta region with our first President hailing from this region. Noting that, When you look at the electoral fortunes you don't need a soothsayer to tell you, the Volta region is indeed the world Bank of the NDC.

He assured the Chiefs and people of golden times ahead, stating that in governance some things happen in the morning, others in the afternoon and some in the evening.

"Better days are ahead, keep the faith and stand with the NDC as we go to the polls on Dec 7, I urge you all to vote massively for President Mahama and the parliamentary candidates for accelerated socio economic development.

On the request by the Chiefs, Julius Debrah said , government has noted their concerns and all things being equal, the second term of President Mahama would focus on the Volta region.