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23.10.2008 NPP News

E T Mensah sweats -As Ningo-Prampram roots for NPP

By The Statesman

Enoch Teye Mensah, NDC Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, faces an uphill task in his determination to return to the nation's Legislature for a fourth successive term.

This follows the people"s disappointment with his performance as their representative in Parliament since 1992.

They have, therefore, expressed their determination to support the New Patriotic Party to win both the presidential and parliamentary elections in the constituency in the December elections.

This came to light yesterday when Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the incumbent NPP, visited the constituency as part of the Phase II of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.

He was accompanied on the campaign tour by Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Boakye Agyarko, Alan Kyerematen, all former presidential aspirants, Nyaho Tamakloe, Ghana's Ambassador to Serbia, Vicky Bright, Minister of State at the Office of the President, and other NPP stalwarts.

Described by the local people as uncharacteristic of activities of the NPP in the area, the presence of Nana Akufo-Addo and members of his Campaign team triggered off wild jubilation, as the people treated themselves to brass band music and performed the popular "Kangaroo' dance to show their support for Nana and the NPP.

At Ningo where Nana Akufo-Addo addressed a mini-rally, there was near stampede as every available space was occupied, with the people struggling to catch a glimpse of the Presidential Candidate.

Nana Akufo-Addo thanked the people for coming out in great numbers to show support for him and the NPP. He urged them to translate their support into votes in the December elections to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP.

Nana Akufo-Addo asked the people to consider the massive development that had been carried out in their communities and use that as the basis to shift their allegiance from the opposition NDC to the governing party, stressing 'politics is all about development and we in the NPP have demonstrated that over the seven years that we have been at the helm of affairs in the country.'

Nana Akufo-Addo's campaign tour also took him to the Ada, Sege and Shai-Osudoku constituencies where he was met by thousands of enthusiastic party supporters and sympathisers.

The crowd was very massive and unprecedented, sending out a cleat message about the determination of the electorate who were hitherto unfriendly to the NPP to support the ruling party to retain power.

Addressing a rally at Adzezanyo in the Ada constituency, Nana Akufo-Addo assured the people that the next NPP government under his presidency would construct a defence wall to check the erosion being caused by the sea.

He used the occasion to introduce the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency, Kofi Plahar, and urged them to support him to win the seat for the party.

At Kasseh, Nana Akufo-Addo visited the office of the local GPRTU and interacted with the officials and members of the Union. The drivers pledged their support for the Presidential Candidate and his party.

A mini-rally held at the Kasseh market attracted a huge number of people described by the local people as unprecedented in the area in recent times.