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Politics of Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Source: Kasapa FM

NDC's Alhassan Suhuyini’s branded campaign materials

Images of branded campaign materials of NDC Parliamentary candidate for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini, have popped up.

The images come few hours after he was caught on tape asking persons from the Northern Region to vote massively to retain President John Dramani Mahama in office in the December polls because he hails from the north.

“When a Voltarian stood to be President the whole of Volta Region voted for him until he stopped being President. Jerry John Rawlings and when Ashanti man stood to be President the whole of Ashanti Region rallied behind him until he stopped to become President, President Kufour,” Suhuyini who doubles as the host of Radio Gold’s political show – Alhaji and Alhaji said.

Alhassan Suhuyini said the same continued in the instance of Late President Mills where the people of Central Region sustained their massive vote for him until his demise.

“When Professor Atta Mills decided to run for President the whole of central region, his home region, voted massively for him before he could win in 2008, and do you know the sad news? When John Mahama from the northern region decided to be President in 2012, the NDC in northern region lost 11 constituencies. “For the first time in the history of this country in the fourth Republic, we had a President who won to be President without the support of his home region.”

Suhuyini was addressing students of the Northern School of Business (NOBISCO), where he presented relief items to victims of a fire outbreak that recently razed down the Gbewaa Boys dormitory.

The items comprised roofing sheets, mattresses, branded exercise books, blankets, buckets and mosquito nets.

Suhuyini noted the sterling performance of Mahama in his tenure should warrant a second term to enable him accomplish the development agenda for the country.

“We have a President who is our father and our brother. He is not only passionate about the development of this country, but in particular issues affecting northern region.”

“He has demonstrated to us that he loves us. He has given us the Tamale International Airport, he has given us a teaching hospital, he is doing the road overlay, the Sawla-Fufulso road, and he is building the schools for us so let us also show that we love him.”

“It is not as if he is biased because he is from the north, but it is also because he knows when he retires, he will come home and that is why it is incumbent upon us to vote for him.”

“December 7 is just around the corner and God has given us a second chance. Maybe it is time for us to prove whether we love each other or we don’t love each other.

“In the NPP when they chose Paul Afoko to become their Chairman, when they didn’t like Paul Afoko they used northerners to sign petitions to take him out.”

He has subsequently apologized for the gaffe.