Lies and machinations cannot win elections- Mahama tells opponents

Wed, 7 Nov 2012 Source: GNA

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday wrapped up his campaign tour of the Upper West Region with a call on political opponents to campaign on issues and programmes and not the use of allegations and other machinations.

“Lies, allegations and other machinations cannot win any elections for you and I want to call on all of you to try to campaign based on issues and programmes,” President Mahama advised.

President Mahama made this call when he addressed rallies at Wa, Lambussie, Gwollu and other communities to wrap up his three-day campaign tour of the Upper West Region.

The President during his tour of the region, addressed rallies, met with party hierarchy, inaugurated and cut the sod for commencement of work of some development projects.

He said the election was not about fabricating stories against political opponents, but the ability to put across messages that would be acceptable to the electorate to rally behind the parties, adding "that is why NDC campaign has been based on issues and not on falsehood.”

President Mahama throughout the tour advised the electorate not to engage in negative tendencies that could undermine the peace and unity the country had enjoyed over the years.

“Ghana is a peaceful and respectable country among her peers in the continent and beyond on account of the successful elections we have organized in the previous years, and we should not engage in anything that will mar that respect,” he added.

He said the NDC was well prepared to win the December polls and will not do anything that will disorganize the elections. "It is only those that are ill-prepared that are singing war songs everyday in their campaigns.”

President Mahama said government over the four year period had provided development projects throughout the country and was poised to continue with that feat in coming months and called on Ghanaians to provide the necessary support by voting massively for the NDC.

At Gwollu, Kuoro Buktie Limann, Paramount Chief of the Gwollu Traditional Area commended government for the establishment of Dr. Hilla Limann Senior High and appealed to government to help them to start with admission of students.

He also commended government for uplifting the cotton industry in the Sissala areas and appealed for the establishment of a textile factory due to availability of raw materials in the area.

Source: GNA

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