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16.11.2008 Elections

NPP lies win floating votes to NDC

NDC vice presidential nominee, John Dramani MahamaNDC vice presidential nominee, John Dramani Mahama

The more lies the New Patriotic Party (NPP) continues to tell about the National Democratic Congress (NDC) the more floating voters swing to the party, Mr John Dramani Mahama, running mate of the NDC presidential candidate, told an NDC rally on Friday at Adenta near Accra.

He said “the Ghanaian electorate is analytical and able to sift the chaff from the seed”.

Mr Mahama, flashing a document titled 'NPP 2008 Campaign Guide' quoted from page 13 of the book which said “in 20 years the (P)NDC failed to reform the housing system, allowed houses to be built in water ways and unsuitable areas and created a chronic under-supply of housing.”

He said it was sad “the NPP which never added a single housing unit to the public housing system could have the audacity to say such a thing.”

“Throughout the history of Ghana Dr Kwame Nkrumah brought the state housing scheme, Busia and Acheampong undertook low cost housing projects while the NDC introduce the SSNIT housing scheme and built houses all over the country.”

He said the NPP is saying in that book it has committed GH¢ 3 million for the construction of affordable houses across the country and by calculation there should be about 1 million housing units.

“What the NDC is saying is that the people are witnesses to the work that we did during our tenure of office that is why we insist the comparison theory is a recipe for mediocrity.”

He said the NDC would implement the universal health insurance scheme and all premium holders would pay once in their life time.

Mr Mahama appealed to the people to vote for Mr Kojo Adu-Asare, the party's parliamentary candidate for Adenta and for Professor John Atta Mills.

Other speakers included Ms Hannah Tetteh, Director of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Member of Parliament for Tamale South and Hajia Marian Sinare, Deputy National Women's Organiser.