Politics of Thursday, 22 November 2012

Source: Kofi Asamoah-Siaw

Punish NDC and NPP in Effutu!

The Progressive People's Party (PPP) respectfully wishes to ask the voters
in the Effutu constituency in the Central Region to punish the NDC and the
NPP by voting massively against them on 7th December 2012. We urge the
voters in the constituency particularly the youth to reject the two parties
for inciting them to engage in violent behaviour.

The PPP asks the voters in Effutu to vote massively for the PPP and its
Parliamentary Candidate Nana Ofori Owusu.

The NPP's parliamentary candidate alleges that the incumbent NDC candidate
has recruited "macho" men who are not from the constituency to intimidate
and disrupt the campaign activities of his opponents. On the other hand,
the NDC candidate points his fingers at the NPP candidate for his overly
aggressive behaviour and using unemployed youth in town to insult him and
threaten NDC supporters.

This does not surprise the PPP. It is the same national old NDC - NPP
blame game of who is worse than the other being played out at the
constituency level in Effutu.

It is a well-known fact that the PPP Effutu candidate, Nana Ofori Owusu has
been a model of discipline, respect and good demeanor during this 2012
campaign. He has come out tops in all the debates held in the constituency
pulling out one solution after another to solve the problems in the
constituency. He comes from a highly respected family known for its
service to the people in the constituency and has sworn to uphold that
enviable tradition. He had pointed to his record of successfully lobbying
government ministries and agencies to bring electricity, farmer loans and
education facilities to the constituency.

On the other hand, the incumbent NDC candidate has been rejected as a
monumental failure, a huge disappointment who could not use his status as
Minister of State to help his people. Instead, he is accused of only
serving his personal needs and that of his close NDC friends. The NPP
candidate is considered too boastful and quick to resort to intemperate
language with no record of being a selfless man.

We wish to submit to the people of the Effutu constituency that this year,
they have a real alternative to the usual NDC and NPP mediocrity. They
have a real, best choice in Nana Ofori Owusu.

Once again, we urge the voters of the Effutu constituency and all Ghanaians
to reject the violent, indiscipline campaign of the NDC and the NPP and
vote massively for peaceful, purposeful PPP.

We are wide Awake!

Kofi Asamoah-Siaw
National Secretary
21 November 2012