Politics of Friday, 6 July 2012

Source: The Informer

Fritz Baffuor Kick-Starts Journey

-To Teach Ursula Owusu A Bitter Political Lesson

Hon Fritz Baffuor, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South and Minister of Information, has launched his political campaign to retain his seat.

The well-attended event which took place on Monday, July 02, 2012, at Chorkor, Tea Garden, has most certainly sent a strong message to Ms Ursula Owusu, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) Parliamentary candidate that the people of Ablekuma South are not prepared to give her the mandate to represent them in Parliament.
It is pretty obvious that the Ga people have not forgiven Ursula for insulting them during the recently-ended biometric registration exercise, and throughout the event, scores of people kept saying that Ursula will be punished for insulting Gas.
It would be recalled that Ms Ursula Owusu, when prompting people to register as voters, rained insults on the Ga people; saying they are "useless" people who have sold all their lands to Akans and so have no right to say that people who do not reside in Odododiodoo cannot register and vote there.
Of course, Ursula was given a few slaps by a few young Ga boys who were not prepared to allow her to get away with her insults on Gas, in the heartland of Accra.
Apart from Mr. Ade Coker, the Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the NDC, other bigwigs who attended the event include, Mr. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Odododiodoo, Mr. Koku Anyidoho, Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Hon, Nii Amasa Namoale, NDC MP for La Dadekotopon, Hon. Tetteh Chae, NDC MP for Ablekuma Central, as well as many of the Regional and Constituency executives of the NDC.
If the enthusiasm shown at the event is anything to go by, then the NDC is more than ready to ensure that the NPP remains in opposition for, at least, another four years.
The Informer once again wants to re-emphasized its position that elections are won on issues ; not on lies and insults as Ursula Owusu and her NPP have always demonstrated; and that is why we are more than convinced that come December 07, the good people of Ghana will teach them a bitter political lesson.