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Summary of President Mahama's thank you tour, phase one

Monday, August 23 2021

Former President John Dramani Mahama has officially ended the first phase of his thank you tour which took him to the northern part of Ghana today. The five days tour which started last Tuesday saw President Mahama meeting chiefs and people in the five Northern regions namely Savannah, North East, Upper East, Northern regions and finally the Upper West regions.

President Mahama who secured over six million votes in 2020 election use the tour to thank the chiefs and people in each region he visited for their support, advise and votes during and after last general election. The president used the opportunity to send some few messages to the Government of Nana Akuffo Addo.

While in the Northern region, President Mahama who was congratulated by Yaa Naa for contributing to the peace in Dagbon observed that there were still some outstanding issues that needed to be resolved. He spoke through an interpretor that, Yaa Naa was the Overlord of Dagbon. As such one couldn't give him a fowl and still hold its tail. He called on the president not to sweep the outstanding issues under the carpet but resolve them for permanent peace to prevail in Dagbon.

He also accused the Jean Mensah lead Electoral Commission for directing the NDC to submit it's proposed electoral reforms through IPAC. According to Mr. Mahama, IPAC was not an institution that was capable of receiving letters. It was therefore strange for the EC to direct them to IPAC. He told Tamale TV in an interview that he had directed that the letter be resent to the EC but addressed as c/o IPAC. This he said was to ensure that if there was an office called IPAC, the EC will deliver the document to it.

The former president also took a swipe at the Government's flagship agenda 111. He told chiefs and people in Bolgatanga that he bequeathed several projects to Nana Addo's government but the latter had abadoned all of them to rot in the bush while he run around the world looking for loans to start new projects. The former president described the act as a waste of the tax payers money.

In Wa where he ended the tour today, Mr. Mahama did something spectacular. He was a bit late to the durbar. Before delivering his speech, he took time to render unqualified apology to Wa Naa and his people. Even though the people seemed more interested in the former president's visit than the apology, Mr. Mahama showed more concern in his lateness and the fact that he kept the chiefs and people waiting.

President Mahama who had earlier visited the Nadowli-Kaleo and Lawra municipality to inspect the extent of damage caused by the recent flooding said he was disappointed that the President hadn't shown concern in the situation. He wondered if the man at the top was receiving the right security information. He called on the president to immediately deploy the millitary to the area to create access routes for commutors.

The second phase of his thank you tour will be communicated soon and CitizenOne will follow closely to report that too. You may follow me in order to receive automatic updates.

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