Flag Bearer of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has assured Ghanaians that he will be a father for all tribes in the country and will not discriminate against any tribe in the country like how the Akufo-Addo led administration is doing against the Ewe people.
The Former President noted that when Ghanaians give him the opportunity to lead them again, he will not give preferential treatment to regions that voted for him and treat regions that didn’t vote for him with contempt.
His comments comes as a result of a heavy military presence in the Ketu South constituency of the Volta Region ahead of the compilation of the new voter’s register. This according to the Opposition NDC is a plan scheme by the ruling New Patriotic Party to disenfranchise potential voters in order to rig the elections.
He said “a government that will not accept only regions that vote for them as populated by Ghanaians.That is the government I will lead to transform our country into a prosperous one in which allwill be treated equally and with respect”.
Mr Mahama said he will build Ghana as one country and not divide it up based on voting patterns the same way our predecessors wanted.
When our forebears founded Ghana, they did so in the singular belief that we would live in unity and harmony, each contributing their quota to our nation’s development. They did not envisage that in a later generation, some leaders would arrogate unto himself the authority to unilaterally declare other of our citizens non-Ghanaian simply because of historical voting patterns. The Fourth Republican Constitution of Ghana guarantees the rights of all Ghanaians to make free choices, those choices cannot become a basis for being targeted and subjected to intimidation and ill-treatment. The siege of the Volta, Oti, Upper East and Upper West Regions must end now.