Sep 12, 2012 at 8:35am
President Mahama Calls On All Politicians To Embark On Competitive Politics With Respect & Civility
President Mahama addressing a durbar at the Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra
President John Dramani Mahama has ended his first leg of the Greater Accra Thank You Tour with a call on all politicians to embark on competitive politics with respect and civility.
He said he has already set the precedent by directing his Communication team to deal with issues and not personalities.
He said, “I want to urge all NDC supporters to campaign with issues and ideas and not to resort to insults and personality attacks that can be detrimental to our forward march to win the 2012 general election in December.”
President Mahama was addressing a durbar at the Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra.
The two-day tour took the President and his entourage to Prampram, hometown of former first lady Ernestina Naadu Mills, Ashaiman, Nungua, Teshie where he addressed mini durbars.
Nene Abram Kabu Aakuaku, President of Gt.Accra House Of Chiefs with President Mahama
Radio Ghana’s correspondent reports that the Presidential Convoy was virtually mobbed by a large crowd right from Prampram where he called on the family of the widow of late President Mills.
President Mahama said the late President Mills left the legacy of honesty, humility, patience and peace and urged NDC supporters not to engage in activities that could negate those values and attributes.
He said politics was not a dirty game as had been touted out there, but it was the people engaged that were dirty and called on all politicians to conduct themselves peacefully to erase that belief.
President Mahama commended all political parties for suspending their campaigns and activities during the final funeral rites of late President Mills adding “Let us continue to be united by the death of late President Mills so that people will continue to see us as Ghanaians and not by our political parties.”
Nene Abraham Kabu Akuoku III, President of the Greater Accra Region House of Chiefs invited President Mahama to honour a meeting that the house had arranged to thrash out a few burning issues of the region.
He appealed to all politicians to exhibit maturity and unity in their campaigns for the outside world to continue to see Ghana’s democracy as a model on the African continent.
President Mahama would continue the tour on Wednesday, September 12, and would visit some communities, interact with the business community and the fisher folk in the region.