Story: Samuel Duodu, Sunyani
THE Brong Ahafo Regional Women’s Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Madam Zinabu Mohammed, has inaugurated a 45-member women working committee for the 2008 elections for the Sunyani East Constituency Branch of the party, with a call on the women’s wing to intensify its campaign in the constituency to enable the party to win the Sunyani East seat for the first time.
According to her, all indications pointed to the fact that with a little effort and vigorous campaigning, the NDC would, for the first time win the Sunyani East seat that had been the preserve of the NPP for quite a long time and go ahead to win the presidential election as well.
The 45-member committee, under the chair of Madam Elizabeth Yankyera, the Sunyani East Women’s Organiser, is to lead the campaign to ensure that the party captures the Sunyani East seat from the NPP.
Speaking at the inauguration, Madam Zinabu stated that women were good campaigners and, therefore, the party decided to use its women’s wing to intensify the its campaign at the regional, constituency and polling station levels.
She urged the women to be bold, resolute and firm and go all out to prosecute the house-to-house campaign strategy of the party to ensure overwhelming victory for the party in the December general election.
Madam Zinabu also called for unity, dedication and hard work among the members to ensure that the party achieved its target of winning the Sunyani East seat for the first time.
Madam Cecilia Johnson, a former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development under the NDC regime, for her part, bemoaned the present economic hardship and high cost of living in the country which she said was the result of the bad economic management of the country by the NPP government, as well as the practice of politics of discrimination.
She, therefore, called on the electorate to reject the NPP at the polls and vote massively for the NDC which was there for the well-being of all Ghanaians.
Madam Johnson, who is also the General Secretary of the 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM), urged the women to go from house to house to tell the people about the current hardships caused by the NPP government and its insensitivity to the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian and win more people into their fold.
Mr Justice Samuel Adjei, the NDC parliamentary candidate for Sunyani East, stated that the best option for the people of Ghana and Sunyani East in this year’s elections was the NDC.
He called on all party members to bury their differences, unite and work hard, since the party was poised to win the Sunyani East seat for the first time and the presidential election with overwhelming votes.
He stated that his recent visits to all the branches in Sunyani, Abesim and New Dormaa where majority of the voters resided exposed an era of excessive disillusionment.
That, he said, lent credence to the fact that the NDC had already recaptured the hearts, minds and votes of the electorate and, therefore, there was the need for all party members to work hard until December 7, 2008 to win for the first time that perceived difficult seat.