The Presidential Candidate of the Opposition National Democratic Congress, (NDC) John Dramani Mahama is beginning a four-day Campaign tour in the Eastern Region today November 5, 2020.
He will begin the tour from Akuapem South, Akuapem North, Okere, enters Yilo Krobo, Upper Manya, and Lower Manya Krobo on the first day.
Mr. Mahama will subsequently continue to other constituencies including New Juaben South, Afram Plains South and North, Mpraeso, and Abirem
The former President will be holding meetings with various groups such as Chiefs, Fishermen, and traders during his tour.
His first point of call was a courtesy call on Chiefs and People of Aburi.
Aburihene Otubuor Gyan Kwasi said it will be disingenuous for anyone to claim Mahama did nothing for Ghana.
He charged Mahama and Akufo Addo to ensure peaceful election saying Ghanaians will hold Akufo Addo and Mahama responsible should Ghana plunged into war.
In response John Mahama said, Ghana’s Fourth Republic constitution was built by NDC, therefore, will not jeopardize it however the NDC will not sit aloof if the election is rigged.
He cited the infiltration of vigilantes into security services, violence at Ayawaso West Wuogon, and closure of pro-opposition radio stations as some of the happenings under the Akufo Addo of government which undermine democracy but unfortunately many well-meaning Ghanaians have been quiet.
The NPP polled 626,893 votes representing 63.11% while the NDC garnered 355,798 representing 35.83% in 2016 Presidential Election.
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the NPP is however targeting 1 million valid votes cast in the region and at least 30 out of 33 Parliamentary seats but the NDC say its agenda to secure half of valid votes cast in the region is still on course.
The NDC is however optimistic that the party will perform better in 2020 election due to residents’ realization of John Mahama’s performance in the region juxtapose with the four years of President Akufo Addo who hails from the region yet has nothing to show in the region.