President John Mahama has said several pre-election polls have predicted victory for him and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 7 December polls.
In an article, Mr Mahama said: “I am expecting a resounding victory in the upcoming elections as predicted by various polls we have conducted since June 2016 – a win for me, as President and a working majority in Parliament for the National Democratic Congress.”
“This victory will be a victory for Ghanaians and for those yet to be born. It will certainly not be my personal victory for a second and final term. It will also be victory for the teeming volunteers, students, the youth, workers, drivers, traders, businessmen and women, traditional and religious leaders who have contributed in diverse ways to bring us up to the strong position we find ourselves in today.
“I will continue to be President for all Ghanaians and open the opportunities our country offers to all, irrespective of ethnicity, gender, partisan or religious affiliation.
“In the midst of campaign sloganeering and thunderous applause by large crowds, drumming and dancing, my short but very private moments with boys and girls accompanying their parents and guardians and the elderly who walk to me at the rally grounds and during whistle stops, are always profound and indelible moments. I cherish them.
“In my autobiography after 2021, God willing, some of the thoughts we share would certainly feature.
“The state of the race is very favourable and continues to be better with each passing day. We are winning the race! I have been overwhelmed by the warmth of the Chiefs and people right here in the Ashanti Region where I am campaigning now and across the country wherever I have been.
“You sometimes stay up at durbar grounds deep into the night to receive us; not to mention the several surprises but pleasant ambushes by supporters in the villages, small towns, big towns and cities. You offer us water and food as we stop by your homes. I will forever admire the selfies we take some of which I later find circulating on social media.
“Throughout these moments, I have preached my message of peace, transformation and more jobs.
“I have also on several occasions reiterated my belief in the fact that this election has nothing to do with insults and that the need for sensitivity and decorum should continue to be our guiding principle.
“I wish to reiterate that the health of candidates, issues relating to their families and I must add their children, especially, are off limits and I call such violations ‘political malpractice’.
“I am satisfied that my volunteers, cadres, executives and supporters have largely adhered to this call. I remain eternally grateful to you all, and I call for more circumspection even in the face of extreme provocation as we race towards our goal on December 7, just one month from today.
“Let me be quick to add that this election is also about leadership. Ghanaians, I am confident, will once again vote for a leader who not only reflects the aspirations of modern Ghana but also better represents who we truly are.
“We love our peace; we appreciate unity; we are humble and development oriented. We celebrate our diversity; and we are hard working. And let me add, our nation is founded on the fear of God, Patriotism, Unity and Love for one another.
“With exactly one month to go for the December 7 general elections, I ask God, once again, to ‘bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.’ I also ask you to vote massively for me, John Dramani Mahama. I know that just as we journeyed together in 2012, our collective journey in 2016 will even be brighter and better. I assure you of utmost security and peace of mind before, during and after the elections. Let’s continue to work hard to cross the finish line first, and continue our work towards transforming our dear nation Ghana,” Mr Mahama said.