The Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2008 elections, Professor John Evans Attah Mills, has asked Ghanaians to use the death of the late Madam Hawa Yakubu to foster national reconciliation, unity and peace.
Prof. Mills expressed regret at the death of Madam Hawa Yakubu and described it as a great loss to the state.
“We must all collaborate to give her a good burial and funeral service befitting her status as one of the prominent politicians in the country,” Prof Mills said.
He made the call during a visit to the family house of the late Madam Hawa at Pusiga in the Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region on Sunday to sympathise with the bereaved family.
He said Madam Hawa Yakubu's death had attracted the sympathy of all Ghanaians, irrespective of their political affiliations.
The NDC presidential candidate promised the family members of his party's maximum support to enable them to organise her funeral, and that “we will be here in our numbers to also give you our moral support”.
Signing the book of condolences on behalf of the NDC, he stated: “May the Lord grant Hawa Eternal and peaceful rest”.
He also toured the Talensi/Nabdam, Bawku West and Garu/Tempane districts where he interacted with the party's supporters, sympathisers, executives as well as the chiefs and people of those areas.
Prof. Mills thanked the supporters and the executives of the party for their support during his bid to become the flag bearer of the NDC and urged them to continue to rally behind him and the party to annex the presidential election in 2008.
The presidential candidate said the NDC was a party that had the welfare of the masses at heart, and said the party would solve the socio-economic problems of the country when elected into power.
He admonished followers of the party to be dedicated, resilient, committed and resolute to the party's cause, since that was the surest way the NDC could win back political power in 2008.
“God willing, if I am given the nod to lead this country, I will ensure that special attention is given to the weak and the underprivileged. I would also ensure that my government is a government for all people, irrespective of their backgrounds,” the presidential candidate stated.
Story by Samuel Abaane