Monday, November 3, 2008


Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on Ghanaians to vote massively for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to come to power to ensure equity, justice for all and an improvement in the living conditions of every Ghanaian.
He, therfeore, called on the people to reject the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the December 7 polls, since the party had shown consistently that it had not got the welfare of Ghanaians at heart.
Former President Rawlings made the call at separate rallies attended by thouands of people at Yeji, Atebubu and Kwame Danso, the district capitals of Pru, Atebubu/Amantin and Sene respectively, all on Thursday, to canvass for more votes for the NDC in the Brong Ahafo Region in the run-up to the general elections.
He was accompanied on his campaign tour by Mr Kofi Adams, his spokesperson, Alhaji Collins Dauda, incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) and NDC parliamentary candidate for Asutifi South, Mr John Owusu Agyeman, Brong Ahafo Regional NDC Chairman, and some regional executive members.
He stated that the ruling NPP government and their functionaries thought only about themselves to the extent of enriching themselves at the expense of the ordinary Ghanaian.
According to the former President, indications were that history was going to repeat itself on December 7, 2008, as was the case in 2000 when the NDC handed over power to the NPP.
He alleged that the NPP leaders did not want to leave power because of their bad deeds in government. He urged all like-minded Ghanaians and supporters of the NDC to be vigilant at the various polling stations on election day.
Former President Rawlings said the NPP was using lies and intimidation to rule the nation which had led to polarisation and division, but assured the people that an NDC government under President John Evans Atta Mills would unite the nation and serve the interest of all Ghanaians and not a section of it.
Mr Owusu Agyeman, the Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman of the NDC, urged supporters of the party to remain calm, focused and resolute in the face of intimidation and harassment by the NPP designed to cow them into submission.

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