The All People’s Congress (APC) has outdoored its Parliament Candidate for the Ashaiman constituency in the Greater Accra region for the 2016 general election.
The party’s candidate, Alhaji Yakubu Musah, a businessman, was presented to the people of Ashaiman at a rally in Tema that attracted hundreds of APC supporters.
Introducing the candidate at the rally, the General Secretary of the All People’s Congress (APC), Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, said the party was ready to field in qualified and experienced individuals that believed in the policies and visions of the party.
He said APC leadership, headed by its founder, Dr Hassan Ayariga, placed value in competence than a person’s willingness and availability.
“Looking for people with the zeal and drive to serve and provide good leadership is what the APC goes for. Just because somebody is willing does mean he is qualified,” Mr Opoku added.
Touching on the character of the Ashaiman candidate, he said, Alhaji Musah, has proven himself worthy to bear the parliamentary candidateship of the APC.
“He is a businessman who has helped improve his community by providing support for the sick and needy. He believes in the ideas and policies of APC,” Mr Opoku said.
Mr Opoku said the reason why Ghana’s economy continued to “retrogress is because the right people competent enough to lead the country are not voted into power”.
“Ghanaians need to change how they vote because nothing good had come so far from given power to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP),” he said.
According to him, the plight of Ghanaians would continue to prevail unless the voting population switched from the NDC and NPP.
I am ready for Ashaiman
Ashaiman constituency is located in the Tema Municipal District of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Alhaji Musah said his decision to join the APC was because he had strong confidence in the leadership and vision of the founder.
According to him, contesting for the seat of the Ashaiman constituency had been his vision to help address the numerous developmental problems affecting residents.
Alhaji Musah mentioned unemployment, poor sanitation, armed robbery as major development problems that continued to retrgress the progress of the constituency.
Touching on job creation, he said he would partner private businesses in Ashaiman to expand in order to absorb the jobless youth.
On sanitation menace, Alhaji Musah said he would facilitate the redesigning and replanning of the Ashaiman township.