President John Mahama, who is seeking re-election, has admitted that the tedious campaign ahead of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, is having a toll on him.
According to him, the physical and mental strain of electioneering had already left him nursing a cold and affected his “melodious voice”.
Mr Mahama, just as his main contender in the elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has been crisscrossing the country to canvass for votes and secure the mandate of Ghanaians for another four-year term as president. He has just ended his tour of the Volta Region, where he promised to rebuild the Gbi Palace.
Speaking during the launch of a special edition of the Ovation Lifestyle International Magazine in Accra on Friday October 21, Mr Mahama said: “This evening if you don’t hear my usual melodious voice, it’s because the stress of the campaign has affected me and I am nursing a cold. I guess I will be fine. I took a day off the campaign trail to attend to some businesses in Accra.
“First, to attend the funeral of somebody who has been like a mother to me, very interested in my progress in my career – Dr Mrs Mary Grant. I wish her farewell. And also to be here with you this evening for launch of my good friend Dele Momodu’s (Chief Executive of the Ovation Magazine) special edition of the Ovation.”
Mr Mahama is set to resume his campaign tour next week.