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President John Mahama has paid a courtesy call on the overlord of Tamale, Gullkpe Naa, Alhassan Ziblim as he begins a campaign tour of the Tamale Metropolis a day after he participated in the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)presidential debate.
The president in a speech at the Tamale Palace noted that his visit to the chief has delayed due to the preparations towards Tuesday’s debate.
President Mahama will be addressing separate mini rallies in several parts of the Tamale Metropolis on Wednesday as part of his campaign in the area.
“I came to say thank you to my father the Gullkpe Naa… We are starting a campaign in the Tamale area today and since he is the overlord of Tamale, we have to come and pay our respect to him,” he said.
The president thanked the Gullkpe Naa for praying for victory for the NDC and added that he is certain of victory after the chief’s blessings.
For his part, the chief of Tamale through his spokesperson, assured the president that he has the full support of the community people in this year’s elections.
The chief said President John Mahama’s “ascension to the presidency is not by chance. It is ordained by the Almighty Allah. So whatever God has sown no amount of drought can wither it. It is God who has planted the president.”
The chief said he is praying to the Almighty Allah to give the NDC victory in the election. He said President Mahama will bear fruit for all Ghanaians to benefit from it.
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