Alhaji Samson Kwakwa, a member of the National Campaign Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has put up three Zongo campaign teams to champion the re-election of President John Dramani Mahama.
He represents the Zongos on the NDC National Campaign team nationwide and also campaigning on the team of the Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
The three teams which are currently campaigning in three regions are led by Alhaji Aremeyaw Cool Younger, Zongo Caucus National Coordinator in the Western Region, Alhaji Ahmed Bentem, Deputy National Coordinator in the Ashanti Region and Alhaji Abdulai Yakubu, Zongo Caucus National Communications Officer in the Volta Region.
The Western Regional team visited Takoradi, Elubo, Axim and its surrounding Zongo communities, while the Ashanti team toured the Zongos within Kumasi and the Volta team toured Ho, Hohoe, Kpando, Sogakope, Aflao, Kejebi, Akatsi and Adidome.
The teams on their tours meet with the people in Zongo communities including chiefs, Imams, opinion leaders and traditional authorities on the need to re-elect President Mahama and NDC parliamentary candidates in the various constituencies.
Alhaji Younger said there was the need to intensify the door -to-door campaign to win more votes for the NDC which would confirm the re-election of President Mahama.
He recounted the achievements of President Mahama and his love for people living in Zongos adding that President Mahama would every year offer full scholarship to 80 female Muslims to study Medicine in Cuba to avert the uncomfortability of Christian male doctors treating female Muslims.
This, Alhaji Younger explained had never happen in the history of any government in the country and that the commitment towards the development of Muslims and Zongo communities was imbedded in the heart of President Mahama.
He said the NDC and President Mahama had the region at heart, and Kumasi, the regional capital had benefited more from the major projects that government had initiated.
Alhaji Younger said they include the reconstruction of the Kejetia Market to a modern facility, the revamping of Kumasi Shoe Factory and the construction of the community day senior high schools in most parts of the region.
He said there was the need to seek blessings for President Mahama and reciprocate the love shown by massively voting for him to continue his second term.
The chiefs and Imams said the Zongo communities and Muslims chiefs recognised and appreciated the efforts of President Mahama towards development.
They pledged their support for President Mahama and urged him to maintain the peace the country was enjoying before, during and after the elections. -GNA