He said what was needed most in the current circumstance was for all to bury their individual political interests and rally round President Mills to accomplish his "Better Ghana Agenda" and to lead the party in the 2012 election and beyond.
Vice President Mahama was interacting with executive members and some supporters of the NDC in Wa on Sunday after he had returned from Duong where he attended the funeral of Madam Margaret Angsomwine, mother of Mr. Roger Angsomwine, Chief Director at the Vice President's Office.
He reminded the agitators that the success of President Mills's administration was the success of NDC in the 2012 election and all must focus and avoid party wrangling and divisive tendencies. "We must remain united at all structures of the party, especially those at the grassroots and avoid acts that are likely to send back the party into opposition", Vice President Mahama said.
He said it was too early for some leading members of the party to be doubtful about success or otherwise of the party or foot soldiers thinking that they had been neglected.
"All must sacrifice for the growth and strength of the party", Vice President Mahama said and added that they should not forget so soon that they were in opposition for eight years. Vice President Mahama told the members that Upper West Region was a strong hold of the NDC and that it was not prepared for its Regional Executives to have misunderstandings among themselves. He appealed to them to find amicable settlement to all misunderstandings among them and forge ahead in unity to win the region for the NDC.
Vice President Mahama said government would soon embark on road, health and rural electrification programmes in the Upper West Region to improve on the economic livelihoods of the people.