The presidential aspirant of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, has urged the electorate not to vote for aspiring parliamentarians who would eventually enter the house only to sleep during proceedings or debates.
He said it was not just anybody who should be voted for to enter parliament and would not contribute meaningfully to discussions or debates in the house.
Dr Nduom who made the appeal at Kwame Danso in the Sene District of the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday, pointed out thats “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, during an address of party faithful 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 of entering parliament and contributing his quota to the overall national development, and to the constituency in particular.
Dr Nduom noted that the parliamentary aspirant would also co-operate with the district assembly, show respect to both the elderly and the youth and know their problems before prescribing solutions, saying that the people needed a change of representation in parliament.
The CPP presidential aspirant again urged the people in the area to vote the CPP to power because, according to him, Kwame Danso, Atebubu, Amantin and indeed the entire vicinity had been the support base of the CPP in 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 actually 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 people in his campaign messages, and explained that the recent clashes between the NDC and the NPP at Agbogbloshie, 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, 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 change.
Story by Akwasi Ampratwum-Mensah