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Press Releases of Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Source: Michael Sumaila Nlasia

RE: Big shots likely to fall in NDC primaries; Sam George, Oye Lithur under spotlight

The Communication Department of the Nana Oye Lithur campaign team for the Adentan NDC parliamentary primaries has noticed a story dated 20th August, 2019 on your news portal, the ghanaweb, with the above headline.

The story posited that an intelligence picked up by the Political Desk of The Ghana Report (TGR) has it that some ‘big shot’ within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), stating the person of Nana Oye Lithur, may not be given the nod by their party delegates in their primaries to contest next year’s parliamentary election.

Interestingly, the report by TGR pointed out that Nana Oye Lithur is competing against two other aspirants, who are, Benjamin Angenu and Mohammed Adamu Ramadan. This claim is factually inaccurate; in that there are only two contestants for the Adentan NDC parliamentary primaries, and they are in the persons of Nana Oye Lithur and another.

As a resident of Adenta since 2002, Nana Oye Lithur has been a registered member of the Party in the constituency – with the Word Miracle Church branch. She has shown commitment and dedication to the progress of the Party in particular and the Adentan Constituency as a whole.

First, as a former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, she implemented the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme under President John Dramani Mahama to 1,200 direct beneficiaries from the Adentan constituency constituting 289 households.

Secondly, during the NDC’s nationwide free National Health Insurance registration, she facilitated the registration for 400-500 beneficiaries – especially the vulnerable and persons with disability.

Thirdly, under her Ministry, she implemented the Urban Elderly Welfare card for the Ghanaian elders which benefited members of the Party at the Constituency.

With respect to her participation in Party activities and political campaign, in the 2016 general elections, she supported the then NDC parliamentary candidate, now a contestant, Mohammed Adamu Ramadan with financial and logistics support. In the light of the above, the report that some constituency members described the former Gender Minister as insensitive to the plight of several Party footsoldiers is spurious and without any basis.

Further to the above, her credibility to become a Parliamentary Candidate is untainted. She has proven beyond any doubt that she has the strength, leverage, competence, experience and she is ready to serve the people of Adentan - even before she became an aspirant in the parliamentary primaries.

We urge the TGR to be thorough and circumspect in conducting an opinion poll by cross-checking basic facts next time to avoid such misrepresentations.

Thank you.

Communication Department
Nana Oye Lithur Campaign Team

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