President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday commenced a three-day campaign tour of the Upper East Region ahead of the December 7 general elections.
President Mahama who arrived in Bolgatanga in the evening paid a courtesy call on the Bolgatanga Traditional Council and later addressed a mini-rally at the Jubilee Park.
Addressing the Bolga Traditional Council, Mr. Mahama commended the council for a peaceful resolution of the Bolgatanga chieftaincy disputes and called for peace before, during and after the elections.
He pledged his commitment towards a peaceful election devoid of violence and intimidation and appealed for their support to win the December polls.
“Indeed we want peace before, during and after the elections and I don’t see why people should fight or kill because of political power. You know my own disposition that am not a violent person, if there will be violence it’s not going to come from me but as a president I have a responsibility to ensure that there is peace in this country so that people can freely express their will. So we have a strategy for a peaceful election to ensure that all Ghanaians come out to vote. There will be security at all polling stations as well as patrol teams in case of eventualities.”
He added that, government has put in place strategies to deal with post elections related violence.
Recounting his achievements in the region, John Mahama said, his government will continue to work hard in creating job opportunities through revamping feasible defunct factories in the region.
Mr. Mahama will later today [Monday, 21st November] pay a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba, Abugrago Azoka II and address mini-rallies at Garu, Tempane, Binduri and Zebilla respectively.
He will also commission the Binduri District Assembly block, Town water system in Tempane and a warehouse in Garu.
Mr. Mahama on Tuesday will continue with the Western zone where he will pay courtesy call on the Naaga Naba, Sandema Nab, Chiana-Pio, and the Paga-pio.
He will later commission the Kanjarga Community day Senior High School in Builsa South and a Ghana Education Service office block in Paga.
He will also hold rallies in Sandema , Chiana and Navrongo respectively.
On day three, President Mahama will pay a courtesy call on the Tongo Rana, Sakote Nab, Nangodi Nab, and Zuarung Naba.
He will end his campaign tour with rallies in Nabdam, Bongo, Bolga and Tongo. President Mahama who is also the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate is seeking a second term in office.