The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region has commended the Assembly Member of Ezinlibo Electoral Area, Hon. Assembly Member for the area, Emmanuel Assuah-Chie popularly known as Emmansco for supporting the Party's voters' registration agents.
According to the leadership of the party, this is the first time an Assembly Member who is also a member of the party has done such a gesture.
The Assembly Member had so far spent GHC2,800 on all the agents engaged in the registration exercise in all the six (6) registration centers at Ezinlibo Electoral Area.
The gesture is to support and motivate the agents to work tirelessly for the party in the area to maintain political power come December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Commending the Assembly Member's effort, the polling station chairman for Ezinlibo-Alluku, Mr. Ndaka Amoako described the gesture as an unprecedented in the history of the party in the area since 1992.
"Since 1992 that we started voters' registration exercise in this country, no sitting Assembly Member who is an NPP member have supported us and this is first time this current Assembly Member has supported us with such amount", he disclosed.
He, therefore, took the opportunity to hail the Assembly Member for the kind gesture and asked God to bless him abundantly.
"In fact, he has done well because we were not expecting him to do such a wonderful thing. We are very happy".
He said when they received the support they quickly informed the entire NPP members in the area and the Constituency Executives and "they are thanking him for supporting us, they said what he has done is a sign of unity in the party".
"All the party members at Ezinlibo here were informed and witnessed it and we also informed the Constituency Executives and they are all happy for the support", he added.
Chairman Ndaka Amoaka was optimistic that the NPP would win massively at Ezinlibo in the December 7 polls as they did in 2016.
He also applauded the Akufo-Addo-led government for developing the area than any government.
"If you look at how things are happening, and the projects the Akufo-Addo government has done at Ezinlibo here, we will win massively again as we did in 2016".
He touted the construction of the Forward Operating Base in the area and school feeding programme in the area to help school children.
President Akufo-Addo on December 16, 2019, cut sod for the construction of the Forward Operating Base in the area (Ezinlibo) to accommodate one hundred and fifty military personnel to protect the country's oil and gas.
The 200-million dollar project is currently being constructed by Messrs Amandi and Vuluxx and it will include a breakwater and a jetty with double lane tarred road, berthing facilities.
"This government is constructing a Naval Base here and some youth have been employed to work with the Contractors, this government has brought School Feeding Programme here and the government has distributed free school uniforms for our children so in fact, this government is doing well and we will continue to support the government to succeed", he emphasized.
Speaking to benevolent Assembly Member, Hon. Emmanuel Assuah-Chie said he did the gesture to support his party members to be motivated to be vigilant at the six registration centers.
"I did this gesture to support the NPP agents who have been engaged in the voter's registration exercise because as an NPP member and someone who is an entrepreneur to allow my Constituency Executives to bear the cost of the registration exercise and I didn't support Ezinlibo NPP members alone but I went to Bonyere Community to support the NPP agents there with GHC500", he stated.
He, therefore, pledged to continue to do his best to support the NPP party in the area to be attractive.
"I will continue to do my best to support my NPP party in this area and other places and to be attractive, and I wish others will also emulate from me to support the party", he said.
He revealed, "So far I have spent GHC2,800 and my main objective is to support the party to maintain power".
Hon. Assuah-Chie commended the Akufo-Addo-led government for helping the Ezinlibo Electoral Area to benefit from the national cake.
"We the people of Ezinlibo Electoral Area are benefiting from the national cake, the construction of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) is creating jobs for the unemployed youth who are mainly fishermen and this project is the heart of Jomoro and it will support the country's economy".
He ended his speech by calling on the NPP members in the area to be united and rally behind the Akufo-Addo-led government to retain political power come December 7, 2020 polls.
The 38-day nationwide voters' registration exercise which commenced on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, was ended on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 6pm.
So far, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has registered over 65,000 eligible voters in the Jomoro Constituency ahead of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.