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07.11.2008 Elections

Rawlings Mobbed in Kumasi

By myjoyonline
Rawlings Mobbed in Kumasi

Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Wednesday received a rousing welcome from residents of Kumasi when he addressed a rally in the Bantama constituency to canvass votes for the flag-bearer of the party, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.

President Rawlings had paid a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Bantamahene, Nana Amankwaatia V.

He also took the opportunity to interact and shake hands with enthusiastic crowds who mobbed him and his entourage on his way to the rally ground at Bantama.

The rally witnessed a sizable crowd who thronged the streets and finally converged at the Bantama Presbyterian School Park to listen to the former president who had just rounded up his six-day campaign tour of the Brong Ahafo Region to convince people to vote NDC back into power.

A total of 35 constituencies were covered during the trip, taking him through Yeji, Sampa, Kintampo, Nkoranza, Sankore and a host of other constituencies culminating in a mammoth rally at Techiman.

Former President Rawlings told the packed crowd that wrongs of the NPP – abuse of power, bad economic policies and corruption - had worsened the plight of Ghanaians and when NDC is voted into power the fortunes of Ghanaians will turn around.

He said no Ghanaian is born to be a slave to the other but the NPP Government is just focused on enslaving the people and that is why Ghanaians should bring NDC back to power to restore their dignity.