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15.10.2008 Politics

Make this years election peaceful, free and fair - Tackie-Komme

By gna

Ghanaians should demonstrate once again that the country is a leading nation in terms of democratic governance by ensuring that the general election on December 7 this year is peaceful, free and fair.

Mr. Jonathan Nii Tackie-Komme, MP for Odododiodioo, made the call on Tuesday at Korle Workor in Accra during a house-to-house campaign as part of an inter-personal interaction with the electorate to seek their mandate for re-election.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency during the campaign, the MP said the exercise was also to visit the people in their homes to thank them for voting for him during the bye-election in 2005; thank them for their support and prayers and to ask for their mandate to continue and complete his plans for the constituency.

The MP said he had visited the various Lorry parks and markets in the area and stated that the house-to-house campaign was also a continuation of the "I care for you" launched by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor John Evans Atta Mills.

Mr Tackie-Komme stressed the need for a change in the administration of the country and called on the people to vote for the NDC flag bearer to form the government and the party to retain the seat to end the socio-economic hardship facing them.

Mr Daniel Okai, Constituency Chairman, expressed disappointment about the performance of the NPP and said, "The government must come out and show the tangible things it has been able to do with the increased cash flow at their disposal".

He said, "The talk of improved macro-economic situation of the country must reflect in the pockets of the people".

"After all what is the act of governing and ruling about? It is all about the people", he said.

Mr. Okai charged the government for paying lip service to education and asked it to find a lasting solution to the intake and accommodation problem facing university students once and for all.

He called on the people to vote for the NDC in view of its "Social Democratic credentials, which makes it more human centred".

Executives and members of the party accompanied the MP.