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25.11.2008 Elections

DFP Candidates Canvass For Votes

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• Lawra Nandom

Mr Bede Zedieng, Democratic Freedom Party MP aspirant for Lawra Nandom Constituency, has challenged his constituents to vote for development by endorsing him massively in the forthcoming elections.

He said the DFP stood for development in freedom, which required that Ghanaians voted for the party to implement its good policies for the country.

Speaking at an impressive rally at Eremon. under the Lawra District, Mr Zeideng. who is also the General Secretary of the party, told the crowd that the vision of the DFP was to eradicate poverty and hunger in the Ghanaian society.

He said through effective agricultural policies, Ghana was capable of eradicating hunger and poverty from the land.

He said because the land in his area was infertile, there was the need to use susbsidised fertilisers to support farmers in their effort to feed the nation.

He said under a DFP government, they would provide a lot of social services for the people.

He said a DFP government would place emphasis on health, education and, above, all focus on the development of human resources.

Mr Zeideng said for development to take place,peace and unity would be pursued vigorously.

He said the nation needed peace and unity for reconciliation, saying “without peace and unity, the nation will struggle in vain.

• Yendi

Story: Salifu Mohammed Nurudeen, Yendi

The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) parliamentary candidate for the Yendi Constituency, Mr Alhassan Sulemana Danladi, has stated that he is about to make history in Yendi as he hopes to secure the votes of both Abudus and Andanis to win the Yendi seat.

According to him, the people of Yendi have found in him a man committed to bridging the intra-ethnic and chieftaincy divide among the Dagombas, who are the majority in the area.

“I am struggling to turn the politics of Dabgon from one of divisiveness into one of brotherliness and unity of purpose,” he stated.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic in an interview, the 48-year-old parliamentary hopeful said for sometime now, the two main political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), had been conducting their campaigns along the chieftaincy divide, which was detrimental to the development of Yendi and Dagbon in general.

“In actual fact, the NPP and the NDC are all good parties, but when it comes to Dagbon, they assume entrenched positions, which is not helpful,” he observed.

Mr Danladi said that he was conducting his campaign devoid of chieftaincy sentiments.

“I am more focused on how to improve the standards of living of the youth and people of this constituency than further worsening their plight,” he maintained.

Pointing to a couple of young men eating together on his compound, who he claimed were from both sides of the Dagbon chieftaincy divide,

Mr Danladi said the youth in Yendi were now disillusioned and yearning for a change, “one that would enable them work together for the purpose of development.”

He said he was hopeful of winning the seat, and would use his position as MP to foster unity in Yendi and Dagbon in general.

On funding, the DFP candidate said he was not doing so well:

“As a former civil servant, it is difficult for me to get that much money to do proper campaign, but I am happy the youth have understood me.”

He said since he joined the DFP, he had realised that the party did not have that much resources and so was managing with the little available.

Prior to his joining the contest, Mr Danladi, who holds a Diploma in Political Science from a university in Germany, was the acting Yendi District Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

He is contesting six other candidates, including the incumbent MP, Alhaji Malik Alhassan Yakubu.

   

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