THE ASPIRING first lady of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has indicated that the placement of her husband as the number one on the ballot paper for the December 2008 presidential elections, was a sign of victory for the NPP.
Rocked with excitement upon receiving a telephone message that confirmed the results of the balloting exercise among all the eight presidential candidates, Mrs. Akufo-Addo noted that God has already elected Nana Akufo-Addo as next president of the Republic of Ghana.
The wife of the NPP flagbearer said this when she met with market women at the Ho central market.
Though this was not her first visit to the Volta Region, she said she was more excited to address Volta women on the day that Nana had made another progressive move to victory.
She assured Voltarians that the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has nothing to offer Ghanaians and that the only way through which Volta Region could develop was to vote massively in order to retain the “elephants” in power.
She added that the ruling NPP had all it takes to move the nation forward indicating that Nana and his team would be the best to manage the nation's oil find to the benefit of all Ghanaians.
Mama Becky, as the market women called the aspiring first lady, promised to support all women in various ways to enable them become self reliant.
She said Nana Addo was the beacon of hope for Ghana and for that matter Voltarians should ignore the NDC and retain NPP in power for infrastructure development and the effective management of Ghana's oil Industry.
She mentioned that the influx of pupils in primary schools across the country was as a result of the National School Feeding Programme and the free education policy stressing that most children of school going age who were in the streets hawking, street begging, pick-pocketing and other forms of child labour, have gone back to the classrooms. She said her husband has women at heart and so the Akufo-Addo's government would see a lot of women in various positions because the flagbearer believed that women play very vital roles in promoting good governance.
She also promised that when Ghanaians retain NPP in power, an ultra modem sports stadium and a public university would be built in the Volta Region to enhance sports and education.
The Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mawutor Goh, who is doubling as the NPP parliamentary candidate for Ho West Constituency, reiterated government's commitment to the development of the Ho Municipality and the Volta Region as a whole.
He said the eight years rule of the NPP has brought a lot of positive changes to the area, citing the modernization of the Ho Township, building of numerous classrooms for deprived schools and sponsorship for students who are in both Senior High and Tertiary level.
He assured the market women that the NPP has no diabolical agenda to rig the December polls, to their favour, as was being alleged by some opposition parties.
First Vice National Chairperson of the NPP, Mrs. Agnes Okudzeto, described the “elephant family” as God fearing and urged the women to reject the NDC whose utterances were evil and destructive.
She alleged that the NDC, during their term of office, relegated the people of Volta to the background.
The Volta Regional Organizer of the NPP, Johnson Avulete, introduced Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, to the market women, as the party's parliamentary candidate for the Ho West Constituency and urged the women to vote for him.
Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Joseph Kweku Nayan, who spoke in an exclusive interview with DAILY GUIDE, disclosed that apart from the Nkwanta North Constituency which he won for the party in 2004, the NPP lost in the rest of the constituencies and expressed the hope that more seats, including Ketu North Constituency, shall be wrestled from the NDC by massive votes in December.
He noted that the visit of the aspiring first lady to the Volta Region was a blessing and sign of victory for her husband and the party at large.
From Victor Nyakey, Ho