A member of the National Campaign Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Samsom Kwakwa, has cautioned Zongos not to vote for the opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He said a government of the NPP could reactivate the Aliens Compliance Order Act of the 1970s in spite of the fact that some aliens have contributed significantly to the development of the country.
Alhaji Kwakwa made the remarks when he led the NDC Zongo caucus campaign team to the Ashanti Region. Two separate teams of the causus also visited the Eastern and Central Regions.
The three viable campaign teams are constituted by Alhaji Kwakwa to canvass votes for the re-election of President John Dramani Mahama’s second term bid.
The Ashanti Region team visited Manhyia where they interacted with the Gonja Youth Association. They also went to Asawasi, Akotia Line, Aboabo, Dagomba Line and Tanoso Zongo.
The Central Regional team which was led by Alhaji Arimiyawu Cool Younger, National Coordinator of the caucus also visited Agona Nyakrom and Konyako, Kasoa.
The Eastern Regional team led by Alhaji Baba Pantang, who is a member of the Caucus National Council, visited Suhum, Adieso, Akwatia, Nkurakai, Kibi, Bodwei, Akosombo, Kpong and Somanya.
Alhaji Kwakwa said President Mahama’s administration has shown concern to plight of residents in the various Zongos by providing them with potable water, roads, school buildings and health facilities amongst other infrastructures.
Alhaji Kwakwa said there was therefore the need for them to reciprocate by voting massively for him to serve a second term.
He said most of the promises made by President Mahama has been fulfilled and these include the completion of the first phase of the Tamale International Airport where pilgrims from the northern part of country are now lifted to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the construction of the numerous community day senior high schools.
Alhaji Cool Younger reminded the chiefs and Imams that Eidul-Fitr and Eidul-Adha Muslims holidays were introduced by the NDC under the era of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
He said the NPP promise to establish a Zongo Development Fund was a mere campaign propaganda to lure Zongo votes, adding that such a promise has been in the NPP’s manifesto since the time of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
Alhaji Baba Pantang reiterated the need to intensify the door-to-door campaign in order to win more votes for the NDC.
He stated that President Mahama has promised to offer scholarship to 80 female Muslims annually to study medicine in Cuba. This is to avert the situation where Christian male doctors treat female Muslims.
The chiefs and imams visited pledged their support for President Mahama and urged him to maintain the peace the country was enjoying.
By Times Reporter