The Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, received a rousing welcome in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region where he began a regional tour.
An enthusiastic crowd gathered at the Kasoa Junction and vantage points to welcome him amid drumming and dancing and followed him all the way to Gomoa Nyanyano, his first place of contact.
Welcoming him to his palace, the Odikro and Ohyehene of the Gomoa State, Dr. Nana Obeng Wiabo V, indicated that the chiefs of the area and Ghanaians in general had experienced the governance of all the political parties in the country and knew what they could offer, maintaining that it was time for Ghanaians to try another party for the nation to progress steadily.
“We have tasted water and wine and have decided that we need a change; I mean a totally different party with a different package to implement new and different policies for us as a nation to develop,” he stressed.
The chief, who kept referring to Dr. Nduom as our next president, assured the presidential hopeful of the commitment of his people to give him the needed support to succeed in his quest to become president of the nation.
Dr. Nana Wiabo was grateful to Dr. Nduom for starting his tour from the area, saying “this shows you really have our community at heart”.
He commended Dr. Nduom for the clean way in which he organised his campaign and charged his followers to emulate him.
“PPP should learn to sieve whatever language it uses in order not to cause any political tension in the country.
This advice does not go for Dr. Nduom because we all know he is a disciplined man when it comes to political talk but you the supporters must mind your language in order not to cause any problem for him, the party or the country as a whole,” he said.
Dr. Nana Wiabo pleaded with Dr. Nduom to make the plight of orphans and children suffering from all kinds of illness his number one priority in order to secure their future.
“It saddens my heart to see on national television children with their parents begging Ghanaians to help them get treated so I’m pleading with you to make it one of your priorities to help such children in need,” he said.
Dr. Nduom stated that he began his nationwide tour from the area because it had so many things in common with his native town, Elmina, particularly fishing.
He stated that PPP was ready for the challenge of managing the affairs of the nation and charged Ghanaians to have confidence in the party and vote massively for him in the December elections.
He spoke against politics of insults and gave the assurance that his party would continue to ensure a clean campaign to maintain peace and order in the country.
“As for us in the PPP, we understand politics and know what the game is about so we will always tell Ghanaians about what we will do to bring development to the country rather than promote hate speech,” he assured.
Touching on what the PPP would do if Ghanaians gave him the mandate as president, he promised to institute a policy to ensure that education from the Kindergarten to the senior high school (SHS) level was free.
He also promised to build more schools and teachers’ bungalows as well as give teachers the salaries they deserved to facilitate his agenda of quality education.
Concerning health, Dr. Nduom stated that his main priority would be improvement in sanitation in the country to reduce malaria.
He charged people to discard the notion that a vote for the PPP was a wasted vote, adding that the party had come to salvage Ghanaians from the difficulties and hardships imposed on them by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).