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Politics of Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo

Tumultuous welcome for Veep in Tarkwa

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on a campaign tour in Tarkwa

The warm reception received by Vice President kwesi Amissah Arthur in Tarkwa last night was intense and he couldn’t help but to dance and wave at the crowd on the podium.

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur urged the party supporter to vote for President John Dramani Mahama in the December polls for continuity. And appealed to the rank and file of the NDC to put the mistakes the party made in its parliamentary primaries and rally behind those elected.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur cautioned against skirt and blouse as it is alien to the NDC when he introduced renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Seth Kwame Dzokoto, of ‘Edziban’ fame, as the NDC parliamentary candidate for the Tarkwa Nsuem constituency of the National Democratic Congress. Saying they may live to regret that mistake.

He said they should ignore what their opponents are alleging that Mr Dzokoto was not from the area so they shouldn’t vote for him. Mr Amissah-Arthur said with Mr Dzokoto the future is bright and is a capable person who can represent the constituency very well so they should vote for him to compliment the efforts of President Mahama in the 2016 elections.

Mr Amissah –Arthur cited great men like the President of America President Barack Obama who not a natives from America but had lived there all his life but have been able to make it describing President Obama as the best Presidents that America has seen but , he’s from Kenya.

Then Arnold Schwarzenegger an actor and former bodybuilder who was first elected as Governor of California in the 2003 recall election and won re-election in 2006. Arnold Schwarzenegger – who served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

This the Vice president cautioned against voting skirt and blouse as it is alien to the NDC. Vice President Amissah-Arthur said the NDC has learnt its lessons from the mistakes that occurred when the party opened the election of presidential and parliamentary candidates to every eligible member of the party He said the President has laid the necessary foundation for a better Ghana with job opportunities for the youth.

Mr Amissah-Arthur said President Mahama needs continuity in his Transforming Ghana agenda adding that Ghanaians should continue to have confidence and hope in the National Democratic Congress.

He described this year’s election as a determination of the country’s future and its priorities for the next four years.

Mr Amissah-Arthur also urged Ghanaians to vote in a peaceful manner so as not to derail the country’s democracy and economic progress.

Speaker after speaker emphasised the need for unity, door-to-door campaign and try as much as possible to vote the right to avoid rejected ballots.

Having become the NDC parliamentary candidate there Mr, Dzokoto will face stiff opposition from the NPP’s candidate, George Mireku-Duker, a one-time MCE for Tarkwa-Nsuaem. The Tarkwa-Nsuem seat has been occupied by the incumbent MP for the constituency, Gifty Eugenia Kusi since 2000, but she lost the NPP’s recent primary to George Mireku-Duker. -