Ghanaians should reject both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the flag bearer of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Mr Emmanuel Ansah-Antwi, has said.
He said the trading of insults between the two political parties had the potential of creating conflict in the country and the only solution to this was to vote for an alternative party, which is the DFP.
“We need peace in the country. We should therefore show the NPP and the NDC the red card and give the DFP the green card,” he added.
Mr Ansah-Antwi was interacting with supporters of the party at Lawra, Nadowli, Wa, Nandom and Kaleo.
He was accompanied by the Patron of the party, Dr Obed Yao Asamoah; Mr Bede Ziedeng, the General Secretary; Alhaji Ismail Bawa, National Education Secretary; Madam Ruby Forson, the National Treasurer, and other national executive members.
Mr Ansah-Antwi thanked the supporters of the party for the confidence reposed in him and gave the assurance that he would work hard to win this year's general election.
He called on the youth to rally behind the DFP, since the party would never disappoint them.
He promised to launch a green revolution where agriculture would be promoted through the provision of subsidies to farmers.
“This we would do to enable our farmers to enjoy the fruits of their labour and also better their lives,” he said.
Mr Ansah-Antwi promised to construct mini dams in the three northern regions to ensure an all-year farming.
Dr Obed Asamoah said the party decided to elect an energetic, exuberant and healthy flag bearer who would work hard to improve the economy of the country.
“We don't want to elect any president who after only two weeks in office would be flown out of the country for a medical check-up at the expense of the public,” he said jokingly.
He gave the assurance that logistics would be provided to enable the constituencies to campaign effectively.
He, therefore, called on the electorate to vote for the DFP, which, he said, stood for truth, to take over the affairs of Ghana.
He took the opportunity to introduce Mr Bede Ziedeng as the parliamentary candidate for the Lawra-Nandom Constituency.
Dr Asamoah described Mr Ziedeng as the best candidate for the constituency because of his track record in the Upper West Region.
For his part, Mr Ziedeng called on the supporters of the party to remain resolute and continue to work for the DFP.
At Nadowli, Mr Ziedeng, introduced Mr Joachim Kakra Bonseu, a social worker, as DFP's parliamentary candidate for the Nadowli West Constituency.
According to him, Mr Bonseu was the man to unseat the Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr A.S.K. Bagbin.
Story by George Folley Quaye,