Reject Amewu’s vote-buying tactics -Mahama urges Hohoe Residents

John Mahama's campaign with NDC's Prof Margaret Kwaku in Hohoe on Thursday John Mahama's campaign with NDC's Prof Margaret Kwaku in Hohoe on Thursday

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), yesterday stormed the Hohoe Constituency in the Volta Region, asking voters there not to succumb to any material inducements ahead of the 2020 polls, because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has nothing to show for their request for a second term.

Mr Mahama, advised the residents of Hohoe, not to vote skirt and blouse in the 2020 elections.

According to him, the NPP parliamentary candidate, John Peter Amewu, is campaigning for a skirt and blouse vote in the Hohoe Constituency.

He advised the residents to vote massively for the NDC and its parliamentary candidate, Prof. Margaret Kwaku, adding the communities must on Monday, December 7, 2020, vote on the basis of integrity.

"What will it speak of you if at the end of the election they say Hohoe succumbed to material inducement to vote for the highest winner? It will not speak well for Hohoe constituency," Mr. Mahama said in an engagement with the people of Fodome.

He further urged the people to vote against the Akufo-Addo administration arguing that it had neglected their area in its developmental agenda.

Mr Mahama, said his time as President bore more fruit for the Volta Region.

"Volta Region had no public university. It was a policy of the NDC; we said every region that has not got a public university, we will build one."

The Volta Region got the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

He also said there were plans to construct a campus for the School of Public Health at Fodome, but they stalled under the Akufo-Addo administration.

"If NDC had still been in power, that campus would have been completed and fully operational. Unfortunately, the government changed. For four years, nothing has been done to the school of public health campus here in Fodome and somebody comes and tells you four more."

He thus stressed to the people of Hohoe that a second Akufo-Addo administration "mustn't happen."

He said the Public Health campus of the University of Health and Allied Sciences has been abandoned.

John Mahama promised that the next NDC government will complete the campus.

Speaking on developmental agenda for the Hohoe Constituency, Mr Mahama, said they would expand tourism in the region by upgrading facilities at Wli waterfalls, Afadjato among other tourist sites in the region.

He stated that the Volta Region would be one of the proud regions of the country for voting for the NDC.

John Mahama said they will attain the status of a metropolitan assembly during their tenure.

He addressed the residents of Gbledi, Wli and Fodome. On previous visits, he had been to Lolobi and Likpe.

The NDC candidate, Professor Margaret Kweku in the Constituency, is hopeful that her closest contender, John Peter Amewu of the NPP, will not garner more than 12,000 votes in the upcoming polls.