President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday ended his nationwide tour to thank Ghanaians for their assistance and support to government towards the final funeral rites of President John Evans Atta Mills.

The President began his tour in the Central and Western Regions, through the Volta and Eastern Regions, the Brong Ahafo and Upper West regions before moving back to the Northern and Upper East Regions.

His penultimate trip was at the Ashanti Region, where he broke for some time to make way for the Special National Delegates Congress in Kumasi, where he was massively endorsed as the 2012 Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress.

President Mahama after the National Delegates Congress also embarked on a West African nations tour, which took him to Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo, Nigeria and Benin, where he thanked the Presidents and people of those countries for their participation in the final funeral rites of President Mills.

The Greater Accra Regional tour which climaxed the national and sub-regional tour took him to Prampram, Dawenya, Ashaiman, Nungua, Teshie, La, Chorkor, Jamestown, Makola market, kantamanto, Agbogbloshie, Kaneshie, Mallam Atta, Nima and Maamobi.

During the tour, President Mahama advised the chiefs and people not to engage in politics of insults, but to conduct campaigns based on ideas and issues.

He urged Ghanaians to consider themselves as one people with a common destiny and not to allow themselves to be divided by partisan politics.

With the end of the tour, it is expected that President Mahama would kick-start his political campaign to retain power in the December 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary general election.

Source: GNA


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