‘Ignore NDC Aspirants Using My Name’

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Prez Mahama Tells Party Delegates

With about a week more to go for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), to elect its national executives, the leader of the party, President John Dramani Mahama, has in a statement asked delegates to ignore aspirants using his name as his preferred candidates.

In a statement issued yesterday, ahead of his departure to Kenya, President Mahama, asked the delegates to “Vote for whoever you believe has the capacity and ability to help grow our great party and work with the millions of supporters across the country”.

The NDC will climax its election of executives for a new term on December 20, 2014 in Kumasi.

The President in extending well wishes to all persons vying for various executive positions in the Party, urged all contestants to continue to engage in a campaign of
ideas and strategies.

He noted that, “your prime objective should be how to make the NDC, which is the only party that truly cares for the people of Ghana and continues to demonstrate that through its policies and actions, stronger and more formidable.”

For this reason, he urged delegates to ignore any claims by any of the candidates that “he/she is my choice or my preferred person, because there is none,” adding “Vote for whoever you believe has the capacity and ability to help grow our great party and work with the millions of supporters across the country”.

As President and Leader, it is who you, the delegates, decide on that I will work with”, the statement ended.

Meanwhile, President Mahama will be a Special Guest at the 51st Independence Anniversary Celebration of the Republic of Kenya today Friday December 12, 2014.

Mr. Mahama, who left yesterday is paying a 3-day State Visit to Nairobi at the invitation of President, Uhuru Kenyatta.

It follows a resolve by the new Kenyan leader to rekindle the fraternal bond and relations between his father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Discussions between the two young African leaders, is expected to focus on how Ghana and Kenya, both bulwarks in West and East Africa respectively, can influence a new agenda of increased trade among African countries.

President Mahama, Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and President Kenyetta, Chair of the East African Community (EAC), will also share their perspectives on how to drive the African renaissance and integration process.

President Mahama, will visit the Mzee Jomo Kenyatta Mausoleum and meet with the United Nations (UN) Staff in Kenya.

He will this evening meet and interact with the Ghanaian community in Kenya.

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