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Regional News of Thursday, 22 December 2016

Source: Cecil Mensah

I want a united Madina - Saddique Boniface

The Member of Parliament-elect for Madina Constituency in the La-Nkwatang Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region has prevailed on the supporters of the in-coming New Patriotic Party (NPP) to be moderate in the celebration of the victory of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during and after his inauguration as the fifth president of the Republic of Ghana.

Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface made this call to his teeming supporters in the Constituency when he led the Constituency executives to organize a thank you float to express the party’s gratitude to the electorate of the Constituency for voting massively for the party.

The thank you float which started from the Oman FM area saw hundreds of the supporters in the Constituency clad in NPP and NDC T’ colours throughout some of the principal streets in the Constituency namely Madina –Zongo, Rawlings Roundabout, Market area and Zongo junction among others.

He said before the December 7, polls there were reports that the Constituency has been identified as one of the flush points in the country and people were worried the day of election, violence will erupt.

But ‘we voted peacefully and the valiant accepted his defeat for peace to prevail in the Constituency in spite of the fact that the area was flagged red ahead of the elections.

When the planning committee of the float took the decision to have this thank you float organized, we decided not to seek police assistance to prove a point that Madina electorate are discipline and they have moved from the old days of doing things.

Yes without the assistance of the police we went through the thank you float successfully and no single member of the team was touched or touched anybody during the float throughout the Constituency.

According to him, this shows how disciplined the people as well as the supporters of both the NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are in the Constituency.

He said the electorates have proven that they want to live in peace and safeguard the peace the country was enjoying in the aftermath of the governing NDC losing power to the NPP in the December 7, polls.

He said the supporters of the NDC have come to realization that politics is a selfless job and there is no need to visit mayhem on one another but to lobby for development for the less privilege in the area.

All politics is about is development but not an avenue to visit mayhem on innocent people because a party has lost elections or won an election he added
He said politics is an avenue to better the lots of the people and as the MP –elect I will not disappoint you in ensuring the people of the area have their fair share of development.

On her part, the Constituency women organizer Genevieve Boahen, assure the women that as she remains the leader of the women’s front in the Constituency, she will continue to put pressure on the MP-elect the very moment he is sworn in to honour all the promises he made to the women in the Constituency.

I will further to go to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make a reality his promise of making available 50 percent of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) to women in the Constituency.

She pledged to make sure the MP and the NPP maintained their promise of periodic meeting with polling station executives.