Former President John Dramani Mahama has said the newly-created regions would be given their fair share of development if the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) wins the 2020 general elections.
He noted that the NDC is a party that is known for promoting massive development across the country, and would not disappoint the people of the six new regions in terms of infrastructural development.
Mr Mahama said creating new regions would not guarantee automatic development in those areas, adding that it was important that Ghanaians vote for the NDC in the 2020 general elections so it can continue its infrastructural development.
Addressing delegates of the NDC in the Sefwi-Bekwai Constituency of the Western Region as he started his four-day campaign tour of the region, Mr Mahama said the NDC is known for developing the country and promised to develop the Western North Region, whose creation, he said, was supported by the NDC.
“I know that by God’s grace, it will be an NDC government that will bring the needed development to the Western North,” he said.
On the upcoming presidential primary of the NDC on 26 January 2019, Mr Mahama urged the delegates to endorse his candidature to enable him to bring the NDC back to power.
He expressed optimism that the NDC will return to power in the 2020 polls and urged the members to unite and work hard for victory.
For his part, the party’s Constituency Chairman at Sefwi-Wiawso, Mr Kwaku Shaibu, urged Mr Mahama not to be a father-for-all in the event that he wins the 2020 general elections, since, in his view, the Akufo-Addo government has been vindictive and, thus, must be paid back with its own coin.