Story: Samuel Duodu, Nkoranza
THE Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, has called on the electorate to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the forthcoming general election to enable the party continue with its development agenda for the country, more especially, in the rural areas.
According to him, voting for the NPP meant voting for development and progress of the country, and anything short of that would virtually roll back the wheel of progress.
Mr Baffour-Awuah, who is also the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Sunyani West, made the call at a rally held at the Nkoranza Main Lorry Station at the weekend to acclaim the retained Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza South, Mr Kwame Ampofo-Twumasi, who is also the Deputy Minister of Energy.
He said if the party was to retain power in the December elections, it was the responsibility of all party members to intensify their campaign at the grass roots by telling the people about the things that the government had done since it assumed the reins of power till date.
Mr Baffour-Awuah said since the NPP government, led by President Kufuor, had the welfare of Ghanaians at heart, especially those in the rural areas, it introduced several policies and programmes aimed at improving their standard of living.
He urged supporters of the party, especially the youth to embark on a vigorous campaign to win more people into the party. He also encouraged those who had attained 18 years to register and vote when the voters register was opened.
For his part, the Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Kwesi Adu-Gyan, called on members of the party to close their ranks now that the party had finished the election of its parliamentary candidates. He also tasked them to work hard to ensure a resounding victory for the party in both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Mr Adu-Gyan urged the party’s machinery, right from the polling stations to the regional levels, to intensify their campaigns to enable the party win the elections by a wider margin, in order to avoid any electoral disputes.
The Regional Women’s Organiser, Madam Felicia Adomah; the Regional Financial Secretary, Mr Yaw Addae Owusu, and the Parliamentary Candidate for Asunafo North Constituency, Mr Robert Sarfo Mensah, took turns to address the rally and called on the people to ignore the vile propaganda and lies being peddled by the NDC against the government, and vote massively for the party to retain power and continue with the good work.
Mr Ampofo-Twumasi, popularly known as ‘Abodwese’, thanked the polling station and the constituency executives for the confidence reposed in him by retaining him to contest on the ticket of the party.
He pledged to lobby further to bring more development to the area when elected. He also reiterated the call on the people to ignore the lies peddled by the NDC.