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Politics of Friday, 19 June 2020

Source: GNA

We are taking back Ejura-Sekyedumase from NDC – Alhaji Salisu Bamba

Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba hopes to take the seat from the NDC Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba hopes to take the seat from the NDC

Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba, the Parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Constituency is promising to snatch the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The candidate, who suffered a narrow defeat in the 2016 election after winning the seat for the first time for NPP in 2012, believes he has a brighter chance to reclaim the seat in the December 07 elections.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Ejura, Alhaji Bamba said the people of Ejura-Sekyedumase would have the benefit of scrutinizing the performance of himself and the incumbent, Alhaji Braimah Bawa.

He said after almost four years in parliament, the incumbent had very little to show for his stewardship and that the people would be well informed to make a choice between the two of them.

“He cannot match the level of development I brought to the Constituency in all sectors including health, education, agriculture, water and sanitation even as an opposition MP,” he pointed out.

Alhaji Bamba who is currently the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) was positive that he had a better track record than his opponent and the good people of Ejura-Sekyedumse would reward him for the impact he made in various communities.

He said the people in the Constituency who had voted for the NDC over the years were now beginning to see the deception of the NDC given how he had outperformed the incumbent for only one term in parliament.

“Now the people are beginning to understand that they have been voting for the NDC for many years but the little chance they gave the NPP has been worthwhile and that is what is going to drive the change this year,” he opined.

He was convinced that the good work he had done both as MP and MCE was enough to win the seat for the second time for NPP come December, adding that the people would no more fall for the deception of the NDC.

The battle for the Ejura-Skyedumase seat promises to be a fierce contest between the two candidates who only swapped positions after the 2016 election.

This is because both of them have served the people in their capacities as MCE and MP, thereby narrowing the showdown to comparison of track record.