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Letter From The President: Dagbon on my Mind

Thu, 2 Dec 2004 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, at last, I have made it. I thought I will never be able to go to Dagbon for as long as I remain on the Black Star Stool. That?s why I announced recently, without consulting anyone, that I will not go to Dagbon to campaign. Some of my party faithful didn?t take kindly to this and they urged me to take the risk and go that hotspot ? not to campaign, but to express my solidarity with the people over the loss of their king. But of course, when I got there, I couldn?t resist the temptation to campaign.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, at last, I have made it. I thought I will never be able to go to Dagbon for as long as I remain on the Black Star Stool. That?s why I announced recently, without consulting anyone, that I will not go to Dagbon to campaign. Some of my party faithful didn?t take kindly to this and they urged me to take the risk and go that hotspot ? not to campaign, but to express my solidarity with the people over the loss of their king. But of course, when I got there, I couldn?t resist the temptation to campaign.
It was a triumphant entry for me. As I entered Dagbon and saw thousands of people lining the streets to welcome me, I realized that I would have lost a lot if I had not gone to that area. I was especially impressed by the welcome that was accorded me by the chiefs. After welcoming me, I thought they would also come to me with a shopping list of things they would like me to do for them ? as all the chiefs I have visited so far have done. But for the chiefs in Dagbon, the immediate concern is not the construction of KVIPs, road rehabilitation or the provision of potable water. All they want is justice.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch