The electioneering season comes with a lot of different campaign tactics but it seems John Mahama is winning on the social front.
The incumbent president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, was in the Volta Region where he joined the people of Dzodze in the Ketu North district.
John Mahama posted a video on Facebook with the caption, "An exciting scene at the Dzodze Deza Festival today. It was my first time joining them and I enjoyed the display of culture and tradition."
In the video, Mahama can be seen showing off some dance steps to the popular Ewe dance "agbadza". Agbadza is among the oldest musical types performed by the Southern Ewe of Ghana, Togo, Benin, and parts of Southwestern Nigeria.
The Deza Festival to wit "Palm Festival", is celebrated by the people of the Ketu North District in a week-long lineup of events. Mahama, who stated that he enjoyed the "display of culture and tradition" stormed the area to seek a 92% win for the National Democratic Party in the upcoming 2016 General Elections.
The North Ketu District has contributed significantly to the party’s victory in all major elections in the country.
In the 2008 elections, then candidate John Evans Atta Mills of the NDC polled 27,513 votes, representing 76.78% of the total valid votes against the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) candidate Nana Akufo Addo’s 7,617 votes or 21.26%. In 2012, President Mahama increased the votes to 37,761 (86.82%), beating Nana Addo’s strength down to 5,263 or 12.06%.