President John Dramani Mahama has tasked supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to prevent the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) from engaging in another election petition, by voting massively for the NDC to secure a landslide victory in the December polls.
“Let us not give them any chance to dispute the outcome of the election,” he told thousands of party supporters at a rally at Bawku in the Upper East Region on Monday night.
He said the party has set a target to win by not less than 57 per cent, and charged the rank and file of the NDC to work towards that goal.
“In 2012, we won with 50.7 per cent but our opponents did not understand, so they petitioned the Supreme Court and wasted the nation’s time for almost one year.”
“This time we should not give them that chance so we must win by over 57 per cent,” he told the jubilant supporters.
One key way of achieving that, he said, was to avoid “shirt-and-blouse” and avoid cases of spoilt ballots.
He also urged the supporters to remain focused on the campaign of preaching the good works of the government, and avoid provocation from the opposition.
The President asked them not to be distracted and discouraged by the attacks and deceitful propaganda by the opposition, saying he trusted in the will of God and the judgment of Ghanaians to grant the NDC a resounding victory.
He thanked the people of Bawku and surrounding areas for their continued loyalty and support for the party, and gave the assurance that more projects would be advanced to the area to enhance their welfare.
From Bawku, President Mahama, also called on the chiefs of Bawku and travelled to Binduri and Zebilla where he addressed separate rallies, before moving to Nabdam where he inaugurated a new office complex for the Nabdam District Assembly.
From Edmund Mingle, Bawku.