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Politics of Sunday, 18 October 2015

Source: GNA

NDC MP aspirant calls on supporters to let coolness prevail

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Mr Ernest Norgbe, an aspiring Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman, has called on supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to let calmness prevail in the constituency.

He asked the sympathisers of the five contestants of the parliamentary primary in the constituency to throw their weight behind the one who wins because he is the choice of the people.

Mr Norgbe made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at the backdrop of headlines of some newspapers that “The Constituency will be set ablaze if the incumbent, Mr Alfred Kwame Agbesi, is retained”.

He said there are rumours making rounds that he (Norgbe) does not reside at Ashaiman and therefore: “I did not meet the requirements and I should be disqualified.”

He said the issue infuriated a certain group of persons who hit the headlines with the threatening words.

Mr Norgbe said NDC is one family and nothing should be done to tarnish its good reputation as a social democratic party.

Five aspirants are contesting the NDC parliamentary seat in the Ashaiman Constituency after the disqualification of Mr Tony Afenyo by the vetting committee on the grounds that he contested as Independent Candidate in the last general election after losing to Mr Agbesi.

The Aspirant outlined his developmental agenda on areas such as education, sanitation and job creation in agriculture for the youth and women.

“The allusion that MP’s don't create jobs is not true. We can create informal jobs,” he said.

He said lobbying for investors is one surest way for development.

Mr Norgbe said he would ensure that the aged in the constituency are catered for whilst establishing scholarship for the youth.

He said together with other constituency executives would mobilise the grassroots of the party towards the 2016 elections not only for himself but for President John Mahama.

He lauded the expansion of the Electoral College of the party, adding that the primaries are family contests, hence the need for clean campaigns devoid of insults.

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