PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama says he is convinced God will grant the National Democratic Congress (NDC) victory in the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections to continue to implement the unfinished policies under the Better Ghana Agenda.
Therefore, he said, the NDC would not do anything to disrupt the election, since the party was sure of winning the election.
“I have hope in God that it is the NDC that will emerge victorious in the election. With the help of God, the election will be held once,” he said to cheering NDC supporters and sympathisers at the Swedru Town Hall in the Central Region.
The NDC members, most of who were in NDC T-shirts with President Mahama’s pictures inscribed on them, trooped the venue to catch a glimpse of the President and flag bearer of the NDC for the 2012 and listen to his message.
The hall was so packed with supporters that they had to be asked to come out of the hall to be addressed by President Mahama at the forecourt of the town hall.
President Mahama said political contest was like a football match where it was only the losing side that employed rough tactics to disrupt the match.
He said the winning team always wanted the match to proceed peacefully to the end, because it had the conviction that it would get the goals and win the match.
Likewise, the President said the NDC was sure of victory and so the party wanted the election to travel the full time without any hitches.
He stressed that this year’s election would not be an “all die be die” affair, and that it would be one of the most peaceful and successful elections to be held in the country.
The President, therefore, urged Ghanaians, especially NDC supporters, to avoid acts that could disturb the electoral process and, by extension, the prevailing peace in the country.
He said it was only God who would select the best person to lead the country, adding that “it is God who installs chiefs” and that “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.
President Mahama promised the people of Swedru that a comprehensive work would begin soon on their bridge which collapsed following the flooding in the area last year.
Again, he said he would complete all projects started in the area by late President John Evans Atta Mills and initiate new ones.
A veteran actor and citizen of Swedru, Asonaba Kweku Darko, better known as Super O.D., predicted that come January 7, 2013, President Mahama would be sworn in as the President of Ghana.
He said President Mahama’s victory in the election would be a reward from God to President Mahama because of his generosity to the poor and vulnerable.
For instance, Super O.D. said President Mahama gave him a car in 2010 when he went to his (President Mahama’s) house and requested that he needed a car because his knee problem made it difficult for him to walk for far distance.
Written By: Eric, Becky & Josephine