The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, on Saturday 20th June, 2020 undertook yet another Community Engagement Activity to the Tongor Dzemeni Community in the South Dayi Constituency of the Volta Region.
The NDC leader was in Dzemeni to commiserate with victims of a recent rain storm, the families of persons who lost their lives when a boat capsized in the middle of the Volta River and meet the boat owners association.
Ahead of his meeting and interaction with the people, former President Mahama paid a courtesy call on the Fiaga and other chiefs of the Tongor Traditional Area where he held some discussions with them before meeting the community.
President Mahama among others spoke about the issues surrounding the planned voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission and used the opportunity to encourage the chiefs to rally their people to get ready to cast their vote in December and for the NDC.
He said; “I will like to remind Togbui and all our citizens that this year is an election year, and the Electoral Commission has decided that it wants to do a registration.
Former President added; “We’ve had disagreements
with the Electoral Commission on what register to use. The matter has ended up with the Supreme Court and we are waiting for the court to give its verdict. Whatever verdict the Supreme Court gives, we are all law-abiding citizens and we shall respect the verdict of the court”.
The NDC Flagbearer further said; “But whatever the verdict is, there is going to be a registration exercise- either a limited registration exercise, a new registration exercise or a validation of an existing register. Whichever registration it is, I will plead with Togbui to beat the gong-gong and ask all our
people to come out and register so that in December they can exercise their vote”.
“We know that in society or among humans beings, there are two kinds of people. There are those who talk and do nothing, and there are those who don’t talk but do a lot of action” Mr Mahama explained.
He concluded by saying; “December we would have to make a choice and I know that choice will be for those who don’t talk but act and not those who talk a lot of hot air, but do nothing. We all know that the NDC we don’t talk but our actions speak for us. So, on December 7th, all of us must register so we can bring the NDC to power. Our elders say, we’ve carried water and we’ve carried alcohol and we know which one is heavier.”