Politics Tue, 6 Sep 2016
Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Bomah says President Mahama will increase his vote margin astronomically in the northern region compared to what he got in the 2012 elections.He says his conviction stems from the unprecedented and massive show of love by the people in the region for the president and for the NDC as a party.
Dr Omane Boamah said these when he joined his colleague minister for employment minister Haruna Iddrisu to launch his campaign over the weekend. Dr Omane Boamah who is also the spokesperson for the president Mahama told a mammoth crowed of NDC supporters who had gathered at his campaign launch at the Tamale Vitting Senior High School park that the northern region just like the other regions in the country have never disappointed the NDC and for that matter will come out even more to show their appreciation to the president for what he has done for them come December 7.
“Tamale does not disappoint, Tamale South does not disappoint and Northern Region does not disappoint.......I have come here to talk about my brother and friend Hon Haruna Iddrisu…….." Dr Omane Boamah at the campaign launch of Hon Haruna Iddrisu. In NDC we believe all men are created equal and that irrespective of your lineage, academic background, sex, age, height you can lead. We have not chosen only five resource rich regions to qualify them as the only regions worth leading our country.......Dr Bawumia must learn from the bitter lessons of Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama and the fate of Mr Paul Afoko, the elected National Chairman of the NPP” he said
He added, “In 2012 the Nayiri the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area said to President Mahama that my son I will prefer to place his cap on his head and not his knee...... with these words he set him out for that victory. People of Tamale South I have come to ask for 70,000 votes for Hon Haruna Iddrisu and President Mahama.”
On his part The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South Constituency has pledged to garner 70,000 votes to back the second term bid of President John Mahama.
Haruna Iddrisu says even though there are challenges facing the economy, youth unemployment and problems with the education system, the President has put in place the requisite measures to address them hence he must be supported.
“We have a duty and responsibility to support President John Dramani Mahama to succeed. There are challenges but we must support him to have a sacred eight years,” he said.
The Tamale South legislator says “President Mahama should tick Tamale South and tick every polling station in the constituency.”
He told the people his works in the nation’s Parliament have been to re-echo their aspirations and wishes for the past 12 years. “I have been a strong advocate and work to reflect your challenges,” he said.
This, he believes is work in progress and appealed to the people to support his re-election bid so that he would continue fighting their cause.
Majority leader, Alban S. K. Bagbin, who was in attendance cautioned the residents of Tamale to be wary of the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He says there was no way anybody with the interest of the nation at heart would choose disunity over unity and peace over instability in the coming election. This is the difference between the NDC and the NPP.
“When you have an umbrella, you are looking for a protection, you are looking for unity, you’re looking for care, you’re looking for love; when you’ve an elephant, you’re looking for destruction. That is why God used the elephant, seven of them and they were going to destroy the holy Kabbah,” Nanadom Kaleo MP quipped.
The campaign launch drew large supporters, including high ranking members of the NDC namely the Communication Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah, Roads Minister InusahFuseini and the Northern Regional Minister Abdallah Abubakar.