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15.11.2007 Politics

Amoako Tuffuor explains Aliu

By Daily Guide

The Special Adviser to the Vice President's Campaign Team, Dr. Amoako Tuffuor has explained why his boss must get the nod of the delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the forthcoming congress of the party.

According to him, it would be in the interest of the party to have Alhaji Aliu Mahama as flagbearer for next year's polls.

Such a move, he noted, is strategic in the sense that it would give the party the needed characteristic of belonging to all parts of the country, regardless of ethnic consideration.

According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is waiting to see how the NPP would manage this issue so that it can decide on a line of campaigning in the forthcoming polls.

The adviser stated these during the Vice President's Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regional campaign tours.

He advised the NPP not to underrate the NDC, adding that only an Alhaji Aliu ticket can match the popularity of the Mills-led NDC.

Explaining why the NDC still presents Prof Mills as a candidate after three defeats at the polls, he said it is because of his marketability and popularity, adding that Alhaji Aliu Mahama's eight years in office as Vice President when compared with Prof Mills' four as veep, puts him in better stead.

Alhaji Aliu Mahama, he went on, has in the past years that he has served as Vice President, exhibited so much respect for his boss, leading to the prevalence of respectful attitudes in the government.

The Vice President, on his part, assured the people of Goaso in the Brong Ahafo region that government would continue to implement good policies that would ensure the betterment of their lives.

He promised to champion the cause of the people even while serving under President Kufuor until the latter hands over power to him in 2009.

The Number Two Citizen expressed worry about the state of armed robbery in the country and said he would continue to work towards having every Ghanaian gainfully employed.

A member of the Vice President's campaign team in the Ashanti Region, Ayesi Boateng was not happy about the spate of removal of posters of aspirants by some persons, and appealed to those engaged in the act to desist from it.