Politics of Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Mr. James Sohimwinye, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Parliamentary candidate for Wa Central Constituency, on Wednesday said he was determined to unseat the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Alhaji Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo in the forthcoming December polls.
The 39-year-old Bank Manager said this in his maiden interaction with the media in Wa.
He said the pragmatic development ideas being trumpeted by the flag-bearer of his party, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, would help him “do the trick.”
He also believed his hard work at the bank had endeared him to the hearts of the constituents, who according to him were very much ready to reward him with their thumbs.
Mr. Sohimwinye said even with his current position, he had been able to create some number of jobs for the teeming youth in the constituency and helped some business men and women to grow their businesses.
He said the Wa Central Constituency was a business community and needed a business minded person to lead and direct them to these business opportunities.
He said the PPP’s flag-bearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom and all his Parliamentary candidates were business minded people capable of managing the country’s economy to achieve the needed growth and development.
Mr. Sohimwinye said the people of Wa Central Constituency were therefore waiting patiently to go for the PPP as their only alternative come December 2012.
Mr. Sohimwinye said the PPP’s campaign would be based on ideas and not on personalities as had often been the case with the two leading political parties; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He advised all politicians to be tolerant and civil in their pronouncements in order to make this year’s election more peaceful than the previous ones.
Mr. Sohimwinye, until his defection to the PPP was the Upper West Regional representative in the National Executive Committee of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and also the Regional Campaign Coordinator for Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, who was then the CPP Presidential candidate for the 2008 elections.
He is currently the Assembly Member for the Zingu Electoral Area in the Wa Municipality and also the PPP Regional Chairman.**