President John Dramani Mahama has shifted goal post with the date the erratic power crisis will end in Ghana; "Dumsor will end before elections 2016," Mr Mahama told the gathering.
A month to end the power crisis as Ghanaians were promised, the President gave the extended time when he was speaking in Tamale on Saturday, indicating that it could not be a campaign massage for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He had earlier assured Ghanaians that December 2015 would be the last time to see dumsor and that all the measures he was put- not managing it.
However, his latest pronouncement gives credence to political pundits' assertion that he was delaying solution to the crisis for electoral gains.
President Mahama also chastised the NPP Members of Parliament (MPs) for their behaviour after the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, had presented the 2016 budget statement last Friday.
He said the show of the dead goat inscriptions on the cards by the MPs clearly indicated that they were not listening to the finance minister but rather waiting to show the cards to the Ghanaian public.
Addressing party supporters in Tamale during his two-day 'changing lives' and 'Transforming Ghana tour of the Northern Region President Mahama said the opposition MPs had already made up their minds about the budget before the finance minister came to read the statement in parliament.
According to President Mahama, there is evidence of what the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) borrowed and that Government spent more than Ȼ1.5 million on health by building CHIPs compounds and upgrading of various hospitals. They also built 200 community base schools and providing potable drinking water which stands as 76 percent.
Currently, the president said, a bill is before parliament for GYEEDA and registration will start for 100,000 young people by the end of this year, adding,
"Let me assure Ghanaians that NDC is a party for ordinary people, unlike other parties where they look at your pedigree."