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28.10.2008 General News

Isaac Osei hits the road

By The Statesman

The NPP parliamentary candidate for the Subin constituency in the Ashanti region Isaac Osei on Sunday assured party supporters as well as Ghanaians of a continuous consolidation of the country's peace, democracy, freedom, good governance and sound economy and has therefore called for national unity and political cohesion among Ghanaians irrespective of political inclination.

He said political parties and their supporters must approach their political campaigns with maturity and decorum without resorting to intimidation, violence and threats.

He categorically stated that as Ghana's democracy and electoral processes have been praised by the world, the NPP is not ready to tamper with the electoral processes or resort to rigging to retain power.

 'We believe in decency, freedom and fairness to all. We believe in the country's rule of law and nothing will let us rig this or any other elections,' Mr Osei assured.

Addressing a mini rally organised by the Subin constituency, Isaac Osei told the gathering that 'in as much as we all want power to govern this country, we must know that failing to let oneness and tolerance play an important role in our endeavours could let the entire nation down'.

He stated that even though Ghanaians see the NPP as the best government and wishes to renew their mandate they cannot rule a war-torn country even with the best political and economic ideologies and urged supporters to refrain from any acts of retaliation from their political opponents but remain focused to ensure victory for the party.

Mr. Osei maintained that the placing of Nana Addo as number one on the ballot paper for the December polls is an indication of a resounding victory for the NPP.

Mr. Osei promised that when voted as Member of Parliament, he would facilitate meaningful development in the constituency and appealed to all factions in the constituency to close their ranks and forge ahead in unity for massive victory for the party in the constituency.

The Cocobod Chief Executive also took a swipe at political parties' leaders who instead of preaching tolerance and peace to their supporters, incite them to engage in engage in violence.

'It is so disheartening and unfortunate for a leader of a party to invoke curses on people they wish to govern and still expect Ghanaians to have trust in them'.

A former Member of Parliament for Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo region, Alhaji Moctar Musa Bamba charged the supporters as well as foot soldiers to be battle ready to lead a massive membership drive for the party.

He said 'the collapse of the party in Ashanti region is a total downfall of the party and the end of the road for the party in Ghana', urging them to guard against complacency but should ensure that the party gets at least 90 percent of total valid votes cast in both the presidential and parliamentary results.

The regional chairman of the party, Robert Yaw Amankwah also cautioned that the NPP stand to lose the election if supporters refuse to vote because they claim to have had nothing from the party.

Mathew Opoku Prempeh, parliamentary candidate for the Manhyia constituency alleged that the NDC among its numerous schemes to cause mayhem during the elections is planning to set the Central market and Suame Magazine in Kumasi ablaze to prevent mass voting for the NPP.

'The NDC at one of their meetings is planning to set the central market, Suame magazine ablaze as part of their devilish schemes to cause panic and fears among the voters.

To them (NDC) these areas are densely populated with majority NPP supporters and if they burn their stores, they will not come out to vote as they will be concentrating on their lost items'.

In a related development, the youth wing of Subin Ward 1 electoral area of the NPP has sworn in a nine member executives led by its chairlady, Mildred Afful to embark on a membership mobilisation drive for a resounding victory for the party.