Chairman of the Central Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) Campaign Team, Kennedy Agyapong, has asked the people of the region not to vote for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December general election.
According to him, the NDC had already sold the destiny of the country by borrowing money from Qatar to support their campaign and would hand over Ghana's oil exploration to Qatar for a pittance, thus denying the nation of the expected revenue for development.
Mr Agyapong made the statement at a rally organized by the party in Cape Coast over the weekend.
He stated that no government had neglected the people of the region like the NDC, citing industries like the Saltpond Ceramics and the Pomadze Poultry Farm which could have offered employment to the youth in the region but had collapsed.
He further said although most NDC gurus hailed from the region, they were insensitive to the needs of the people in the area.
Mr Agyapong therefore cautioned the people especially the youth not to vote the NDC into power but rather vote for Nana Akufo-Addo and Lawyer Ato Amponsah Dadzie to continue with the good policies and programmes of the NPP to ensure the development of the region.
The Cape Coast Constituency NPP Parliamentary candidate, Lawyer Ato Amponsah Dadzie, pledged his commitment to ensuring the creation of more jobs for the people in the area when given the nod.
Wife of the NPP running mate, Mrs Samira Bawumia, also enumerated the achievements of the NPP in the areas of education and health as well as the Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme among others.
She promised Nana Addo's commitment to offering free education at the second cycle level, and entreated the youth to vote massively for the NPP.
According to her, the only way to move forward as a nation was to vote for Akufo-Addo as he had what it takes to deepen democracy in Ghana.
Mrs Nancy Thompson, a leading member of the NPP in the Central Region, underscored the need to vote for Ato Amponsah Dadzie since that was the only way Nana Addo's vision for Cape Coast could come true.
The NPP youth coordinator for Cape Coast, Alfred Thompson indicated that the rally was meant to bring the youth together to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP in the impending elections.
“What you see here is a demonstration to the whole nation that the region has not and will never fall for NDC come December,” he stated.
Mr Thompson noted that the youth of the party would do everything possible to ensure that the NPP retains all the 16 parliamentary seats and captures the remaining three from the opposition parties.
He therefore called on the youth to consider the policies being put forward by Nana Addo and persuade their colleagues to vote for the NPP.
The atmosphere got charged when Phillipa Baafi, who was the guest artiste, rocked the crowd with the rendition of her “Go High”, compelling the youth as well as old men and women to dance.
The rally, which was the first of its kind in the area, saw a massive turnout with brass band music.
From Sarah Afful,Cape Coast