Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vote for dedicated leaders – Wife of PNC flag bearer declares

      Mrs Comfort Mahama, wife of the flag bearer of the People's National Convention (PNC), on Friday appealed to the electorate to vote for selfless and dedicated leaders with proven potential of leading the country for accelerated development.
     "We need dedicated leaders who have the interest of the people at heart and not those who would try to deceive the electorate with their money, looks and engage in deceptive politicking just to win their votes," Mrs Mahama told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra.
     "Ghanaians should cast their vote by taking into consideration the candidate who can deliver when given the mandate and I know many Ghanaians believe that my husband, Dr Edward Nasigrie Mahama, and the PNC, would win this year's election," she said.
     Mrs Mahama described the PNC flag bearer as a compromise candidate capable of eliminating inter-party antagonism, especially among the ruling New Patriotic Party and main opposition National Democratic Congress functionaries.
     "Dr Mahama stands out among the lot as the most affable, politically mature, with an unblemished reputation both in private and in public life; he is internationally exposed and highly connected; has high diplomatic negotiation skills and ability to work with every Ghanaian, irrespective of one's political background," she said.
     Mrs Mahama appealed to both the NPP and NDC to do away with inter-party antagonism, bickering and negative tendencies that had the potential of derailing the December polls and the nation's quest to set standards for Africa multi-party democracy.
     She said: "I share the difficulties of most Ghanaians, but I pray that the electorate maintain their composure, not to sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate; you must consider the future of the nation, who among the lot has the capacity and capabilities to rule the country to bring accelerated human centred development."
     She urged the electorate to vote massively for Dr Mahama as the man to bring real change in the lives of Ghanaians.
     "The number of times my husband stood on the ticket of the PNC to contest the slot for the presidency is enough proof that he is the only candidate who has the welfare of Ghanaians at heart and is dedicated to changing their livelihoods for the better."
     Mrs. Mahama urged the electorate to ponder over the policies in the manifesto of all the political parties to enable them to vote wisely during the December elections.
     "PNC is the only party that has the welfare of the people at heart and if you give your mandate to the party you would experience a considerable reduction in terms of poverty levels in the country," she said.

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