Mahama: NDC Determined to Win Upcoming December Elections to Rescue Ghana

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John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed the party’s strong determination to win the upcoming December 7 elections.

Speaking at the funeral of the late John Tia Akologo, a former Minister of Information, in Duusi, Talensi District of the Upper East Region, Mahama emphasized that an NDC victory would be a win for Ghana as a whole.

Mahama criticized the current administration of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), accusing it of plunging the country into a crisis. He assured the mourners that the NDC’s goal is to “reset our nation” and rescue it from the difficulties imposed by the NPP’s governance.

“We are determined to win this election, not for ourselves and not for NDC, but we’re winning this election for Ghana. This election is between Ghana and the NPP, not NDC and NPP because we need to reset our nation. We need to rescue our nation from the crisis in which it has been plunged by the NPP administration,” Mahama stated.

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He also called for a peaceful electoral process, asserting that any violence would not come from the NDC. “We expect that the elections will be peaceful because we know we’re going to win. If there’s going to be violence, it will not come from us, the NDC,” Mahama added.

Profile of John Tia Akologo

John Akologu Tia, born on September 23, 1954, was a prominent Ghanaian politician and former Minister for Information. He served as the Member of Parliament for Talensi from 1993 until he lost the seat to Robert Nachinab Doameng in the 2012 General Elections.

Akologo’s political career began in 1982 as the Press Secretary of the Upper East Regional Secretariat of Peoples Defence Committees/Workers Defence Committees under the Provisional National Defence Council military government.

Educationally, Akologo attended Zobzia Primary School and Local Authority Middle School in Gambaga, Tamale Secondary School, Ghana Institute of Journalism, and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He held a Diploma in Journalism, a Certificate in Management, a Diploma in Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration.

His contributions to Ghanaian politics were significant, including his role as a Member of the ECOWAS Parliament from 2007 and his appointment as Minister for Information by the late President John Atta Mills in 2009. John Tia Akologo passed away on March 24, 2024.

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