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President Mahama’s ‘thank you tour’ justified as culturally acceptable



Following the demise and burial of President John Evans Atta Mills, some political parties have waded into the arguments of whether President Mahama’s ‘thank you tour’ is in the right direction.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the past weeks has been the greatest critic of the President’s tour to thank Ghanaians for their support during the funeral and burial of the President.

Deputy Co-ordinator of the National Youth Employment Programe (NYEP), Prince Derek-Adjei, says the ‘thank you tour’ is in line with the culture of the country.

Prince Derek-Adjei, on Radio Gold’s Current Affairs Programe, Alhaji and Alhaji, indicated that the critics of the President’s tour should not be tagged as hypocritical since they are doing so deliberately to make the government unpopular.

He asserted that the ‘thank you tour’ received terrific support from Ghanaians adding “the crowd that supported the President in his tour was full of genuine citizens. Ghanaians show not just love for President Mills, but also for President Mahama”.

On the creation of the new 45 constituencies, the Deputy Co-ordinator of NYEP says the demarcation of the country into constituencies is not the duty of any political party but the sole responsibility of the Electoral Commission of the country.

He assured supporters of the ruling NDC of a ‘one touch’ victory for the party in the December 2012 elections.

Source: Radio Gold Online Team || Joyce Vidza