President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed optimism about the ruling New Patriotic Party's (NPP's) victory in the December 7 poll, no matter the threats and falsehood by its political opponents.
"NPP will return to power and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo wil be leading our government", he declared, drawing prolonged cheers from an enthusiastic crowd of party supporters at a rally in Tamale on Friday.
President Kufuor urged the Northern Region to be on the side of the winners and vote massively for the NPP's Presidential and Parliamentary candidates.
Ghana was rediscovering itself and must stay the course of progress and prosperity, the President said.
He said the broken down economy had been fixed and that, an Akufo-Addo-led NPP administration would lead the nation into solid industrialization.
President Kufuor advised people in the region to be law abiding and ensure that the election passed off peacefully.
The area, he noted, has got everything going for it, citing the increased level of infrastructure development.
Among these are the constructions of a 500-feet bridge to span the White Volta at Kpansenkpe to open the area popularly referred to as overseas, the Tamale Stadium, and Tamale Water Supply Rehabilitation Project and School structures.
He announced that funds had been secured to refurbish the Tamale Government Hospital into a Teaching Hospital.
President Kufuor introduced the NPP's parliamentary candidates in the region at the rally.
Earlier in the day, he inaugurated a 45 million Euro Tamale Water Project to supply 9.6 million gallons of water to a population of over 500.000 people in the Metropolis and beyond.
He also inspected the bridge over the White Volta at Kpasenkpe, which is being funded through the French Government's support.
It is almost completed and would shorten the travel distance from Kpasenkpe to Navrongo in the Upper East Region by 50 kilometres.