The presidential candidate of the Convention People's Party (CPP), has urged the electorate not to vote for parliamentary candidates who will eventually enter the House only to sleep during proceedings or would agree to any debate.
Dr Paa Kwasi Nduom said it was not anybody at all who should be voted for to enter Parliament, since Members of Parliament (MPs) did not contribute meaningfully to whatever matter that came up for discussion on the floor of the House.
Dr Nduom who made the appeal at Kwame Danso in the Sene District of the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday pointed out that, “some people come to Parliament, take their seats and keep mute while others will sleep off when important debates or discussions are going on with others raising their hands in agreement with colleagues' assertions”.
The CPP flag bearer was introducing the CPP parliamentary candidate for the Sene Constituency, Mr Ramson Emmanuel Osei, a 51-year-old educationist, at the party's rally at the Kwame Danso Old market as part of his campaign tour of some parts of the region.
He therefore, appealed to the party's supporters to vote massively for the candidate, who he said, was capable to enter Parliament and contribute his quota towards the overall national development and the constituency in particular.
Dr Nduom noted that the parliamentary candidate would also co-operate with the district assembly, show respect to both the elderly and the youth and to know their problems before prescribing solutions, saying that, the people needed a change of representation in parliament.
The CPP presidential candidate again urged the people in the area to vote the CPP to power because according to him, Kwame Danso, Atebubu, Amantin and the entire vicinity had been the support-base of the CPP the 1960s.
He declared, “we are claiming back our land come December 7 since it has been our stronghold in the past and I promise that the numerous factories that had collapsed would all be revived when you vote the CPP to power”.
Dr Nduom further assured the people that a vote for the CPP would mean a transformation in the economy which he said, the people would feel in their pockets and not the rhetorics of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The CPP flag bearer pointed out that the party was for real peace and that was why he did not insult in his campaign messages, and explained that the recent clashes between NDC and NPP at Agbogloshie, Tamale, Berekum, Ho and elsewhere in the country attested to the fact that the two parties were violent.
He also debunked the notion held in some circles that, the CPP was for the older people, pointing out that, a careful look at the posters of the NDC presidential aspirant, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills and the NPP presidential hopeful, Nana Akufo-Addo, as compared to his picture, would show that he was more energetic.
“We need someone who is strong enough to be our leader and rule the nation, someone who can work tirelessly and not those who are in their pension state already.
We don't need pensioners in government” he emphasised.
Dr Nduom declared, “You have voted four times without any reward and so it is not for me to tell you that you need a change which everyone is crying for this year and a change in favour of the CPP means work and happiness”.
The CPP women's organiser for the constituency, Miss Ubaida Yusif Saani, said, the CPP had come to stay, and appealed to the people to put their votes together for Dr Nduom, come December 7 for a better Ghana.
She noted with satisfaction that during Dr Nkrumah's regime, he did a lot for Ghana and based on that they should vote for the CPP, led by Dr Nduom, adding that having tested the NDC and the NPP without any reward, there was the need for a change now.
Story by Akwasi Ampratwum -Mensah.