The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is looking forward to a resounding one-touch victory as it launches its campaign on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
The party is also seeking a similar victory for President John Dramani Mahama’s re-election as the rank and file of the party converge on the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to activate its election machine for the march to victory in 2016.
The launch is on the theme: “Changing lives and Transforming Ghana.”
Throwing light on the campaign launch at the party headquarters in Accra yesterday, Mrs Joyce Bawa Mogtari, the Spokesperson for for John Mahama 2016 Campaign, said “changing lives and transforming Ghana is a continuation of the “Better Ghana Agenda” of President Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
Apart from the hard work of President Mahama in tackling the challenges the country faces, Mrs Mogtari stated that President Mahama had also shown commitment and passion for his job.
Touting the achievements of the party under President Mahama, Mrs Mogtari mentioned a number of development projects as key issues that would warrant a renewal of mandate by the Ghanaian electorate.
On the question of erratic power outages, she said the challenges were being tackled and that the situation was improving day in and day out.
She added that Ghanaians still had more access to power supply than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Regarding the issue of when the party will launch its manifesto, she said that would be done in the course of the campaign.
During Election 2012, President Mahama obtained 5,574,761 votes, representing 50.70 per cent. The President’s main challenger, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) got 5,248,898 votes, representing 47.74 per cent.
President Mahama also served as the Vice-President under President Atta Mills and was elevated President to complete the four-year term of President Atta Mills upon his death on July 24, 2012. He was elected for another four-year term in 2012 and is now seeking another re-election in this year’s polls on December 7.