General News of 2012-10-06

President Mahama concludes campaign tour of the Volta Region

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday concluded his three-day campaign tour of the Volta Region with a call on defeated National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary candidates to support winning candidates to chalk victory.

“The constitution says that it is only one person who can be a Member of Parliament for a constituency at a time, and so I want to appeal to all those who lost their primaries to support the candidates.”

President Mahama made this call when he addressed a rally at Aflao as part of his three-day campaign tour of the Region.

During his three-day visit, the President addressed rallies, inaugurated development projects, launched the Party’s manifesto at Ho, visited Senior High Schools and held meetings with the party hierarchy in the Region.

President Mahama said the situation where defeated candidates denounced the winning candidates was not healthy for the growth and development of the party.

He said apart from creating divisive tendencies in the party, the denouncement also send wrong signals to political opponents to build on in their campaigns.

President Mahama also announced that government had provided the Metro Mass Transport GHC 700,000 Ghana cedis for the acquisition of more buses and that the national depot would be located at Aflao for the entire country.

He said the government would not renege on its promise to provide numerous development projects for Ghanaians under the “Better Ghana Agenda” and called on party members to bury their differences and forge ahead for a resounding victory in the December polls.

President Mahama said apart from providing facilities for the newly established universities in the Volta and Brong Ahafo regions, government would in the next term establish another public university in the Eastern region, the only region without a public university.

He appealed to NDC supporters to come out in their numbers to vote massively for the party to avoid the perennial second round voting that often deny them of the Christmas ecstasy and celebration.

The President on the last day visited Kpetoe, Ziope, Akatsi, Abor, Agbozume, Denu Aflao, Dzelukope, Keta, Anloga, Dabala and Sogakope before returning to Accra.

Source: GNA
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