Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates at Awutu Senya East Constituency have called on their fellow delegates to vote for Hon. Mrs. Dina Tetteh to become the Parliamentary Candidate for the party come May 13.
According to the delegates, winning the seat in the general elections in 2024 requires a solid person that has the ability and capacity to win the seat.
Many who were seen holding placards with inscriptions "JM Nie Dina Nie," "Dina Beba, Dina 4 ASEC" among others accompanied the aspirant during the visit of H.E John Dramani Mahama, as part of his three days tour of the Central region on Tuesday.
Speaking to these delegates on reasons for the support, they said the NDC especially in the 2020 elections failed to elect the preferred candidate for the constituency leading to the defeat.
They said the NDC was highly optimistic of wining the seat but lost due to lack of understanding of the grassroots and dynamics of the constituency by the candidate.
However, Dina Tetteh, had contested the assembly member thrice and won two consecutive times, worked with the party at the constituency for years and understood the grassroots and the dynamics of the constituency.
They said, over the years she had contributed to the party and individual lives in the constituency hence believe she has the capacity and ability to win the seat.
A delegate said the party needs a candidate who is humble, appeals to floating voters and loved by majority of party members.
Juliet Yeboah, aka June, a delegate said the constituency cannot afford to lose the seat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the next elections.
“Winning the seat in the next elections is critical and dear to the heart of the constituency and we cannot afford to give it away,” she said.
She urged her fellow delegates to consider the interest of the party and vote for a winnable candidate in the person of Hon. Mrs. Dina Tetteh.
Moses Agbene, a delegate from Iron City Ward said the party lost in the previous election because some party members were peeved who felt the candidate was imposed on the constituency, “and so this time round delegates are calling on a well-known grassroots person to lead the party in the next elections.
With her unity is assured because she is known for the good works done and her contributions to the party so far in the constituency.”