General News of Thursday, 20 September 2012

Source: GNA

Don't vote skirt and blouse - President Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday embarked on his Greater Accra Regional Campaign with a call on supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to avoid voting ‘skirt and blouse’ in the forthcoming 2012 general election.

He said both the executive and legislature worked hand-in-hand to ensure development and therefore voting skirt and blouse would be detrimental to the development agenda.

President Mahama made this call when he carried his campaign trail to Osu-Clottey, Adabraka and Odorna where he was received with drumming and dancing amidst shouts of "one touch and idey bii keke.”

The President said an overwhelming vote for the NDC without a corresponding vote for the party's parliamentary candidates would not be the best as the candidates would fail to make the mark in the house of legislature.

He gave the assurance that he would continue with all the projects late President Mills had initiated and called on them to vote massively for the party's presidential and parliamentary candidates come December 7 this year.

He said: “The NDC, as a social democratic party, will ensure that all communities throughout the country get their share of development projects."

The President dismounted the vehicle at Osu Oxford Street where he acknowledged cheers from party supporters who had organized themselves strategically to catch a glimpse of him.

Interestingly, the convoy passed by the NPP headquarters at Assylum-Down where they teasingly waved their hands demonstrating signs of ‘yese sem’ to wit, we shall change the government.