Supporters and members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) must protect the ballots in the December 7 polls with their lives, the party's Women's Organiser, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has said.

Speaking at a rally at Shiabu, Dansoman, in the Ablekuma West constituency during flag bearer Nana Akufo-Addo's campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region on Tuesday, 4 October, Ms Djaba said: "They say they will rig the polls, will you allow them? You must protect the ballots with your lives.

"Don' be afraid," she told the crowd of NPP supporters, adding: "Ghana belongs to all of us, it's not for the NDC alone. ... We say the battle is the Lord's."

She urged party supporters to intensify their door-to-door and house-to-house campaigning so as to get more Ghanaians to vote for Mr Akufo-Addo as president in the polls.

She also told constituents in the area that incumbent MP Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who is seeking re-election, is a "powerful woman" who deserves being in parliament. "Ghana deserves Akufo-Addo and Ursula", she said, adding: "John Mahama is making all Ghanaians suffer. … We need change again."

Source: Classfmonline