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Politics of Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Source: GNA

Odododiodoo NDC aspirants woo voters

Aspirants for various executive positions within the National Democratic Congress (NDC ) in the Odododiodoo Constituency are meeting delegates for the Saturday, September 13, congress in Accra to solicit their votes.

Speaking at one of the campaign meetings at Kinka at James Town, the Constituency Chairman, Mr Daniel Nii Okai, noted that he assumed the role in 2001 when the party was in opposition.

He said after a re-organisation exercise, the NDC even though still in opposition recaptured the seat in the 2004 general election and again reaffirmed its hold in the 2005 by-election.

Mr Okai who is popularly called “Toza” said under his guidance, the party won the 2008 and 2012 elections confirming Odododiodoo as a safe seat for the NDC.

He advised the delegates to reject what he called novices who abandoned the party when it went into opposition but are now coming back because the NDC has become the party of choice in the area.

The Rev Robert Esinam Otorjor, Vice Chairman Aspirant, observed that the 2016 general election is not going to be easy for the NDC.

He told the delegates that politics is about leadership and described the current executives as a “formidable team” that the party needs to ensure victory.

Mr Joseph Otoo, Constituency Secretary, appealed to the delegates to retain him and vote for members of the team.

The Women’s Organiser, Ms Mavis Manugbor encouraged women to take front-line roles in politics to be part of decision making affecting their families and children.

Ms Manugbor called on the delegates to vote and retain executives who would work, to ensure the empowerment of women.

The Organiser, Mr Samuel Armah said his political strategies have worked to ensure victory for the NDC and urged the delegates to retain the winning team.

Nii Amu who is vying for the position of Deputy Treasurer, said he would promote collective decision-making, based on the principle of “love for all, and hatred for none”.”

The Propaganda Secretary, Nii Addo Quaynor advised the delegates to stand behind people who could deliver, saying: “We need a Propaganda Secretary who would be understood by the people in the community.”