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15.04.2008 Politics

Reject Non-Performing Politicians — Edward Mahama

The presidential candidate of the People's National Convention (PNC), Dr Edward Mahama, has appealed to the electorate to treat politicians as their employees and judge them on their performance.

He said the electorate must decipher deceit from the truth, assess the response politicians gave to their requests and how they would turn their wants into achievable targets.

Dr Mahama, who was interacting with journalists in Accra on Sunday, said if the electorate could believe they were giving their votes to politicians to empower them to improve their lifestyles, "we politicians will think twice if we have the power".

He expressed regret at the fact that sometimes political leaders failed to attend important functions to which they had been invited and said last Friday when the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) invited the four presidential candidates to a debate on energy as it affected the country, it was only he and Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom of the Convention People's Party (CPP) who honoured the invitation.

Dr Mahama said if the PNC came to power, he would collaborate with KNUST to improve the country's energy requirements.

He said only 48 per cent of Ghanaians enjoyed electricity, saying he would push it up to 60 per cent when he won power.

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