Flagbearer and Leader of the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians that he will not discriminate against any tribe or region when voted into power as President on December 7.
According to him, he will be a father for all and will not give preferential treatment to regions that voted for him and treat regions that didn’t vote for him with contempt.
His comments come on the back of the government’s deployment of troops to a border town in the Volta region ahead of the compilation of a new voters’ register.
He said ” a government that will not accept only regions that vote for them as populated by Ghanaians.
That is the government I will lead to transform our country into a prosperous one in which all
will be treated equally and with respect”.
The Former President noted that forbearers of the country built the country in one accord without discrimination based on voting patterns and therefore he will build Ghana as one country and not divide it up based on voting patterns.
John Mahama said: ” When our forebears founded Ghana, they did so in the singular belief that we would live in unity and harmony, each contributing their quota to our nation’s development. They did not envisage that in a later generation, some leaders would arrogate unto himself the authority to unilaterally declare other of our citizens non-Ghanaian simply because of historical voting patterns. The Fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana guarantees the rights of all Ghanaians to make free choices, those choices cannot become a basis for being targeted and subjected to intimidation and ill-treatment. The siege of the Volta, Oti, Upper East and Upper West Regions must end now”.