Politics of Monday, 29 October 2012

Source: GNA

NDC Zongo Caucus urged to unite to ensure victory

Alhaji Yussif Captain, National Coordinator of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Zongo Caucus, has urged the caucus membership to forge ahead with unity to ensure victory for the party in the upcoming general elections.

He said the NDC stood for peace and development and appealed to the rank and file to forgive and forget each others’ sins and unite for the party to retain power under the leadership of President John Dramani Mahama.

Alhaji Captain was addressing regional, districts and wards coordinators of the Zongo Caucus in Cape Coast at the Central Region on Sunday.

He said over the last three years the NDC had improved the lives of people in Zongo communities through development of education, health and social infrastructure and human resource.

Alhaji Captain said the New Patriotic Party in its quest for political power was giving series of promises to win votes in the Central Region, which members of the Zongo Caucus must beware of.

Earlier at a funeral in Takoradi for late Hajia Ayishetu, mother of Alhaji Bawa Ismael, former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, noted that peace and unity was more than wealth and urged party members to continue to preach peace in all their endeavors.

He said the ”All-Die-Be-Die” agenda, which was being pursued by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), was not out of Ghanaians minds, adding that “The NDC is a peaceful party and would continue to be peaceful till thy Kingdom come.”

Alhaji Ismael said because the NPP lost most sweats in the Central Region in the last elections, it was doing all it could to penetrate the minds of the people.

He said the NPP free Senior High School (SHS) policy was impossible and that the NDC government in its quest to prioritize education was currently providing free school uniforms, exercise books, increase Capitation Grant by 50 per cent and also expand the School Feeding Programme to reach more deprived school.

Mr Mohammed Barkwa Ali, NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Effia Constituency in the Western Region, said the responsibility of every Muslim in the election was to preach peace unity and development.

Mr Ali said the NDC Government had recognized the contribution of Muslims in the country, adding “This has reflected in the organization of Hajj in the past four years.”

Alhaji Abubakar Hajj Issah, Deputy Regional Coordinator of the Zongo Caucus in the Central Region said, “We (Caucus) are facing too many logistical and financial problems in running the caucus in the region.”

“We are being neglected by the Regional Minister, the Municipal and District Chief Executives, Members of Parliament (MP) and the Party Regional Executives”.