Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur yesterday made a triumphant entry into his constituency Abura Asebu kwamankese in the Central Region where he was warmly received by thousands in Moree for a health walk through Ayeldu, Tetsi, Abura Dunkwa, Bando, Abakrampa, Asebu, Akonoma and Amosima.Addressing different mini rallies, Mr. Amissah-Arthur said government does not and will not discriminate in the provision of development projects.
In all the places he visited large crowds poured out to meet him.
The Vice President said the reception was greater than what he had in the 2012 campaign, a testament of the victory ahead for the NDC.
Ending his four-day “Touching Base” campaign tour of the Central Region with a call on Ghanaians to have hope in President John Dramani Mahama and renew his mandate for another four years.
He appealed to the rank and file of the NDC to close their ranks and in unity of purpose campaign vigorously for the retention of the party in power.
One striking innovation about the Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthurs campaign is the touching base idea of interacting with the people personally and the sharing of his party branded caps.
One thing that has become evident in the Kwesi Amissah campaign so far is that the 60 plus -old is demonstrating that he still has not lost the magic that drew the crowds to listen to him.
Indeed, whoever thinks that Mr Amissah Arthur has lost that magic wand that won the duo elections for him in 2012 will be making a huge mistake.
On the campaign trail, he has been giving indications about how he would complement the efforts of President Mahama to lead the country to prosperity if he is re-elected.
In all the constituencies that he visited the Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur called on the rank and file of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to discount the opposition NPP Presidential candidate for the December 7th elections Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo since has no track records to show.
He called on the NDC members no to listen to the NPP but rather intensify their door to door campaign in the communities to ensure a resounding victory for President Mahama and the party in December.
He cautioned them to conduct themselves in peaceful atmospheres before and after the elections .And advised against complacency and work tirelessly until victory is achieved.
The Vice President kwesi Amissah- Arthur further asked the NDC supporters to target the floating voters and explain to them that the NDC is a development oriented party.
He said as they can witness the John Mahama government has done a lot for the region .in the area of massive infrastructure development and would continue to do more hence the need to give john Mahama another term.
He said continuity is key since others don’t believe in that and would stall development. Therefore, a vote for President Mahama and the NDC is a vote for development.
In all the towns that he visited the chiefs praised government for the numerous development projects and the Goodwill of the NDC in the area of massive infrastructure development that they have witnessed. They said most of the promises that the NDC has been activated, while other projects are going on. He prayed that Ghanaians conduct themselves in an atmosphere of peace and before and after the elections.
The Vice president is clearly proving his capacity to compliment the efforts of President Mahama to clinch another victory in government and he has been telling Ghanaians that a solid foundation has been laid for a massive economic take off.
The Vice President Amissah Arthur’s campaign strategy revolves around touting the achievements of president Mahama , especially in infrastructure and getting the electorate to buy into his promises for the second time.
Mr Mahama won the 2012 presidential election with 5,574,761 votes representing 50.70 per cent of valid votes cast while his closest challenger, Nana Akufo-Addo, had 5,248,898 votes representing 47.74 per cent of valid votes.
The other candidates, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom (PPP), 64,362 votes ( 0.59); Dr Henry Herbert Lartey (GCPP), 38,223 votes (0.35); Hassan Ayariga (PNC), 24,617 votes (0.22); Michael Abu Sakara Foster (CPP), 20,323 votes (0.18); Jacob Osei Yeboah (Ind), 15,201 votes (0.14) and Akwasi Addai (UFP); 8,877 votes, (0.08) followed in that order.
Sometimes, some of the events ate deep into the night as large crowds waited to hear from the President.