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22.12.2007 Politics

Let Unity Prevail — Veep

The Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has called for peace and unity to prevail at tomorrow's congress of the New Patriotic Party (NPP.

He said at the end of it all, Ghana stood to benefit, and not any individual or political party alone, as Ghana belonged to all Ghanaians.

Speaking through a spokesman in an interview, Alhaji Mahama wished all the delegates well and prayed that God would help the congress to take the right decision that would benefit the party and the country.

He said he had said many things on his campaign trail and believed he had convinced all the delegates.
“I can do it. I have been chief apprentice for the past seven years and I can take over the mantle,” he said.

Alhaji Mahama said he had gained enough experience, knowledge and influence to lead the country, without intending to put anyone down, adding that he believed he was the right person to succeed Mr J.A. Kufuor.

On the future of the party, he said he was convinced that it would be united as ever, strengthened from a vigorous democratic exercise for the 2008 elections and beyond.

Alhaji Mahama said he believed the party would hand over to itself, in the hope that the congress would leave no one in doubt that the Danquah-Busia tradition was still very vibrant.