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31.05.2008 Politics

Mahama Tours Northern Ghana

By William Yaw Owusu -
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THE running mate of the National Democratic Congress for Election ’08, John Dramani Mahama, has commenced a 10-day campaign tour of the three Northern regions.

His campaign will take him through the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions, where he is expected to introduce himself tothe electorate and gather support forthe NDC in the upcoming election.

He will also pay courtersy calls on the various traditional leaders.

Before he left, he paid courtersy calls on all the media institutions and promised the NDC’s preparedness to ensure peaceful, credible and free and fair poll in December.

Mr. Mahama who is the MP for Bole Bamboi in the Northern Region waded into the current debate over the intended award to be bestowed on Prof. Mills, and appealed to the public to stop reading politics into the decision taken by President Kufuor to honour the NDC flag-bearer.

He said neither the NDC nor Prof. Mills requested for the award to warrant the unecessary criticisms that has characterised the genuine intentions of the President.

'I find the comments of some of the NPP officials as unfortunate and I think that we need to rise above partisan politics.

'The fact of the matter is that the award to be conferred on Prof. Mills by President Kufuor would not determine who wins the 2008 election.'

The NDC running mate said ‘whether Prof. Mills receives the award or not, it would not influence or affect the NDC’s resounding victory in the December election.'

'Irrespective of the positions or opinions being expressed by some members of the NPP, if the award is given to Prof. Mills, he would take it as one of the privileges.'

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