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Politics of Sunday, 2 September 2007

Source: GNA

Adnasi South DCE to contest Parliamentary election

New Edubiase (Ash), Sept 2, GNA - The Adansi South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Francis Kudjoe Dorpenpoh, has declared his intention to contest the primaries to contest the New Edubiase Parliamentary seat in the 2008 general elections on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region, Mr Dorpenpoh, said he had the qualities, capabilities and competence to win the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC). He said the policies and programmes of the government over for the past seven years in the areas of health; roads construction, education, sanitation and the National Youth Employment Programme were ample evidence to ensure resounding victory for t he party. Mr Dorpenpoh noted that since President J.A. Kufuor appointed him as the DCE for the area, he had successfully implemented projects to raise the living standard of the people while effective structures had been put in place to ensure the NPP won both the Presidential and Parliamentary elections next year.

The DCE appealed to Polling Station Chairmen of the party in the area to resist the temptation to be influenced with money instead of rooting for the one who could solve problems. He identified the introduction of Capitation Grant, the School Feed Programme, free exercise books and uniform for needy pupils and students in the district as some of the credits of the party to get the nod of the people.

The DCE pointed out that the NPP had never won any parliamentary election in the constituency since 1992 and appealed to the Polling Station Chairmen to choose what he called "A marketable and credible candidate" to unseat the NDC.

Mr Samuel Okoh, Polling Station Chairman at Oboso, said a survey conducted in the constituency indicated that Mr Dorpenpoh was the only person who could lead the NPP to victory and warned against selecting any other candidate that could lead to "A disaster".

According to him, the DCE's good relations with party functionaries, traditional rulers, Assembly Members and opinion leaders in the district should be exploited to enhance the chances of the NPP. Mr Ohene Ansah, a member of the Council of Elders of the party, appealed to the Constituency, Regional and National Executives of the NPP to consider the DCE to contest the 2008 elections.

He declared that Mr Dorpenpoh would be the obvious choice of the people in the constituency because of his hard work, dedication, humility and selflessness and appealed to the Polling Station Chairmen to settle for the DCE. 02 Sept 07