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Politics of Thursday, 15 November 2012

Source: Daily Graphic

Up-coming elections crucial - Veep

The Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has described the up-coming elections as crucial.

He said that the elections would determine whether the country’s vast resource would continue to be distributed with people in mind or traded for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to trample upon.

He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had the track record of undertaking massive initiatives to improve the wellbeing of the people, adding that those good deeds were not lost to Ghanaians.

Addressing a rally of Chiefs and people of Vakpo in the North Dayi District of the Volta Region as part of his tour of the region, the Vice-President called on the people to continue to show loyalty to the party, saying “your loyalty will be rewarded.”

Mr Amissah-Arthur said the government would continue to develop all parts of the country without ethnic, political or religious considerations.

He therefore urged the people to vote massively for President John Dramani Mahama and all parliamentary candidates who stood on the ticket of the party.

“I urge you brothers and sisters of the NDC party to go out in huge numbers to give the party a ‘one touch victory’ in the December elections for us to continue with the good works we have started” he stressed.

The Vice-President mentioned the successes chalked up by the government in all sectors of the economy, citing the massive infrastructural development initiatives dotted around the country to buttress his point.

He said the Eastern Corridor road project would open up the eastern northern part for economic and merchandise activities.

Earlier, the Vice-President and his encourage paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Vakpo, Togbega Gbogbolulu V, and assured him of the government’s commitment to extend development projects to all parts of the country.

He asked for the blessings of the chiefs and elders, now, during and after the elections, saying we need peace at all times.

The chief, for his part, commended the government for the development project it had initiated over the past four years and expressed the confidence that the part would retain power in the December elections.

Ghana’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Mr Dan Abodakpi, who was part of the entourage, said it was only the party that had hope for the people, saying the party was for all Ghanaians.

Vice-President addressed similar rallies at Anfoega and Kpandu.