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Politics of Friday, 25 November 2016


Don’t worry about victory - Chief assures Nana Konadu

The Chief of Boinza in the Juaboso Constituency of the Western Region, Nana Yao Ntadu III, has assured the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mrs Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, of a parliamentary win for the party in the constituency in the 2016 polls.

“Sleep and do not worry because we are sending your son to Parliament,” he told Mrs Rawlings when a delegation of the party visited the town.

Nana Ntadu said this at a durbar of chiefs and people of Boinza last Monday where the parliamentary candidate contesting on the ticket of the NDP, Mr Stephen Mintah Cletron, was endorsed.

The delegation included the running mate of Mrs Rawlings, Mr Kojo Mensah Sosu; the General Secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong; the Organising Secretary of the party in the Ashanti Region, Nana Opoku Agyemang, and the Ashanti Regional Treasurer of the party, Mr Kweku Duah.

Forgotten town

Nana Yao Ntadu said Boinza was an important historical town which shares boundaries with Cote d’Ivoire, yet the historical significance was lost on politicians who breezed through the town in political frenzy during election times only to forget all about them afterwards.

He said though a critical town in historical and political terms, their road remained rough and dusty.

It was for that reason, therefore, that he pledged support for Mr Cletron, a citizen of Boinza, for development to reach his people.

“Wait patiently and watch out for the results of Boinza for the parliamentary candidate who would win, and see if we will not send him to Parliament,” he told the delegation.

A sub-Chief, Nana Gyasehene Awuah Dome, for his part charged Mrs Rawlings to help fix challenges with telecommunications in the town whether she wins the election or not.

Broken pact

The running mate of the party, Mr Sosu, for his part impressed upon the people that Mrs Rawlings was in the race to re-institute the values birthed when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was born in 1992.

Those values such as transparency and accountability to the people had been lost by the party with the unmerited and gargantuan judgement debts paid to cronies of the party such as Mr Alfred Woyome, he said.

Hence, the NDP and Nana Konadu had taken on the bold step to purge the political system of rot and set the country on the right course.

He also urged them to take whatever free bees that were dolled out by officials of the NDC on their campaign trail, as it was their own money.

The General Secretary, Alhaji Frimpong said the NDC government had broken the spiritual covenant between themselves and Ghanaians by their bad governance.

The NDP was thus in the race to restore the spiritual and natural pact between leaders and their people by ensuring rule by the people.

Later at a durbar, Mr Sosu endorsed the candidature of Mr Stephen Mintah Cletron as the Member of Parliament on the ticket of the party.

The team also stopped at Bibiani where they interacted with supporters there.