Vote for your 'own brother' – Julius Debrah to Northerners
It will be unfair for people of northern Ghana to deny President John Mahama, who is also a northerner, a second term in office, Chief of Staff Julius Debrah has said.
At the launch of Majority Leader Alban Bagbin’s campaign in Nadowli in the Upper West Region on Saturday, 24 September, Mr Debrah appealed to northerners not to disappoint their own brother in the December 7 polls.
“Now it’s the turn of President John Dramani Mahama, who is from the north and we are being told that we should let him stay only four years so that we can bring somebody. I don’t think this is fair,” Mr Debrah told the crowd of supporters, adding: “And, so, I’m using this occasion to urge you all to vote massively for your own brother.”
“The last time we had a president from the northern part of this country is 35 years ago, and, so, if we are not lucky and this opportunity slips by, who knows, are we going to wait for another 35 years?” he asked.
Mr Mahama is seeking re-election for a second four-year term in office while Mr Bagbin is seeking his seventh four-year term in parliament.