Club 60 targets 60% votes for Mahama
CLUB 60, a club formed by NDC activists has predicted a 60% plus wins for President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC in the December polls to govern the country after the elections.
Mr. Peter Antwi Bua, the Ashanti Region President of the club, explained at a press conference in Kumasi that the club has been formed throughout the entire country with about 10,000 members in the Ashanti Region alone.
Its principal objective is to solicit votes and ensure a massive win for President John Mahama in the upcoming elections, targeting aggrieved party sympathizers, floating voters and those who are voting for the first time.
According to him, it is the deepest desire of the club to ensure that the electorate vote massively to endorse a second term for the president and the NDC with a 60% and above votes in the impending elections.
The 60% votes, he said, represents Club 60, which seeks to prevail on Ghanaians to give the NDC another four year tenure of office, based on the unprecedented achievements of the NDC in just three and half years.
“President Evans Atta Mills is no more, but we members of Club 60 plead with Ghanaians to have faith in President Mahama, because all that the former President was able to achieve for the Republic was possible through the help of then vice President Mahama”, Antwi Buah emphasized.
He reiterated that together they (Mills-Mahama) were able to achieve in the areas of Education, job creation and the economy, not forgetting rural development under the Better Ghana Agenda. This, he said, is the evidence that there is the need for Ghanaians to endorse the President to pursue the “people matter you matter” Agenda.
He also mentioned that the establishment of two new Universities, elimination of over 1500 schools under trees, distribution of free school uniforms, expansion of school feeding programme to villages in three and a half years is unprecedented and pointed to other GOG funded programme of sharing over 60,000 free laptops to students, rolling out of the Mathematics, Science and technology scholarship scheme.
He said increasing teachers salary and providing incentives to more than double in just three and a half years, putting more money in the pocket of teachers to motivate them and increasing of student’s allowances at the tertiary level, while industries are receiving phenomenal boost, GDP growth rate of 13% is unprecedented in the country’s history, making Ghana the country with the fastest growing economy in the world in 2011.
The longest sustainable single digit inflation at 8.6% for over 20 weeks and now at 9.5%, and implementation of the single spine salary structure to increase workers wage bill to more than double their previous wage bill, thus putting more money into the pocket of Ghanaian workers was also mentioned as an achievement.
Mr. Antwi Buah said under the NDC government, Ghana produced one million metric tons of cocoa in 2011, which had never happened in the country’s history, and expanded electrification from 54% to 72% nationwide in three years, alongside road construction in rural areas among others.
“We urge Ghanaians to note that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, it is better to keep the NDC government in power than to risk losing it by searching for another alternative, because President Mahama-led government is indeed a father for all as evidenced in the Better Ghana Agenda”, he underscored.
The leader of Club 60 stressed that NDC has made a good start and remarkable success in good governance, it has taken the most important step to finish the good works it has begun, hence it deserves more than four years in office.
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