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Politics of Friday, 7 October 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Ayawaso Central MP aspirants clash over ideas

Parliamentary candidates in the Ayawaso Central Constituency including the incumbent, Henry Quartey of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), William Afum Ani-Agyei of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Awua-Peasa Gyenyame, of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the Benjamin Bediako of the People’s National Convention clashed over ideas Friday evening.

Starr FM’s Voters’ Voice which is being spearheaded by Excellency In Broadcasting’s (EIB) Election Hub and supported by Pensplusbyte provided the candidates the opportunity to share their visions to the electorates which would in turn aid them in making brighter choices in the forthcoming polls.


Incumbent Henry Quartey, said though his party is not in government, he has served the people of the constituency to the best of his abilities.

According to him, he laughs when he hears people accusing him of misappropriation of funds.

He said whilst he was campaigning, some of his messages and promises was to unearth the hidden talent in the electorates, equip them with the necessary skills to be able to stand firm and set up their own businesses and help the economy grow.

“Unfortunately, my party the NPP did not win” he stated and so most of the promises he made he could not fulfill them.

That notwithstanding, to the best of his knowledge, he stated he has performed creditably. One of his achievements, he said was the provision of sewing machines to the people.

But the NDC’s parliamentary nominee, Ani-Agyei popularly known as 'Obama' repudiated the claims by the incumbent, describing his tenure as a failure.

Speaking amidst massive protest from supporters of the incumbent, he urged the electorates to vote for him and the NDC for sustainable development.

The PNC’s nominee also promised to bring development to the area by creating jobs for the people.

This, he said he would do through lobbying.