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03.11.2008 Politics

It's pay back time -Aliu tells Northerners

By The Statesman

The saying goes, "One good turn deserves another', and the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama could not have expressed this any better as he has called on northners to return the favours he had offered them for the past seven years, by voting massively for the NPP.

'I have contributed my quota to the development of the north and hope you will return this favour by retaining the NPP in government.

 I worked hard and was there for you any time you needed me, so I want to see what you will also give me in return. But all I am asking for, is for you to vote massively for the NPP', the Veep appealed.

Alhaji Aliu Mahama made these statements when he graced the occasion as the special guest of honour at the festival of the chiefs and people of Zualugu in the Upper East Region, a ceremony that was also attended by the Vice Presidential candidate of the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

'Vote for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to won the coming elections and embrace  Dr. Bawumia as one of your own because he cares about northeners and  this region, and genuinely will serve you even better than I did', he enjoined. 

 'Don't go shopping in any other political party, just try the Akufo-Addo and Dr Bawumia market and you will never regret because you will find every thing.

They know and understand that politics is about development so they will improve your life and make sure that your towns, villages or settlements are well developed', he further added.

When he took his turn, Dr Bawumia promised to work hard to eliminate poverty and improve the existing system of education, adding that a Nana Addo-led government would do every thing within its power to ensure that education up to the secondary level is free.

Dr Bawumia also used the occasion to ask for peace during the elections and stated that though the party and the nation need peace now, during and after the elections, 'unity is also important because it is the only thing that can hold the party together after the December 7 general elections.'

Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Dr Bawumia and their entourage also took some time to see the Bolga Naba and Dr Bawumia"s mum at Bolga and Walewale respectively where prayers were said for them. 

They finally crowned it all at the Jubilee Park where they addressed huge crowds and introduced persons who were standing in the region as members of parliament.

Dr Bawumia advised the people not to vote 'skirt and blouse' but rather vote for both the NPP's flag-bearer and the parliamentary candidates.

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