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Thu, Dec

Reject promisers, vote for doers — Dr Nduom

The Flag-Bearer of PPP, Papa Kwesi Nduom (middle), on his way to address the gathering at the New Juaben North Constituency. Picture: Takyi Boateng

The flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has urged the electorate to reject promisers and vote for doers in the forthcoming general election.

The Ghanaian electorate, he said, must vote for a presidential candidate that has the proven ability to make the country regain its lost glory. He added, “The country needs to vote for a candidate who promises and delivers and not the one that promises but cannot deliver.”

Dr Nduom gave the advice when he  introduced Mr Gilbert Tetteh Norgah as the party's parliamentary candidate for New Juaben North at Akwadum in the Koforidua Municipality and the official launch of the PPP campaign for the Offinso South Constituency in the Ashanti Region at separate ceremonies last week.

"If you want the development of the country you must go to the doers and not merely the promisers. In this vein, Dr Nduom is a doer and the rest promisers," he added.

The rally at Akwadum was also used to introduce a group of young men who claimed they had defected from their parties to join the PPP.

The PPP's Parliamentary Candidate for the Offinso South Constituency, Mr Kwadwo Amoateng, was also introduced to the gathering during the launch.

New election, new vote

Dr Nduom said while the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) was failing to deliver on its promises, the largest opposition the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was also resorting to mere promises.

He said in doing self- introspection of the state of affairs of the country, both the NDC and the NPP, which have been in governance for the past decade, had failed to deliver on their promises but were still making promises as the country prepared to go to the polls in December.

He said Ghanaians who had voted for the NPP and NDC since 1992 had wasted their ballots because they had failed to deliver.

He said if nothing at all, before he joined the race to become President on the ticket of the PPP in 2012, he had personally demonstrated that he could create jobs and cited the number of subsidiaries of Groupe Nduom to buttress his point.

He said what was important was for the electorate to give their new votes come December to the PPP to bring good governance to the people.

"You all witnessed the results of the 2012 election and now you can feel that the going is very hostile. Give your new vote in the new election to the PPP," he stated.

He added that there was a need for change and it was only a party that was progressive like the PPP - as the name implies - that could rescue the state from the current mess.

"Ghanaians need the PPP to deliver on job creation, good water, road infrastructure, health, electricity, agriculture and others to rescue Ghana from the current mess," he said.

"You must disabuse your mind that a vote for PPP would be wasted as rather the wasted votes are the ones that have brought dumsor, unemployment and hardship, so if you want any party to rule vote for the PPP," he said.

Dr Nduom called on the supporters of the party  to not involve themselves in any acts that had the tendency to drag the name of the party into disrepute.

Economic facelift for Offinso

The PPP's Parliamentary Candidate for the Offinso South Constituency, Kwadwo Amoateng, noted that Offinsoman deserved better than the current state of affairs, saying “Apart from job creation, agriculture and education, Offinso needs at least a mini-magazine or artisan centre to help reduce the workload on Suame Magazine and revamp the football clubs in the area.”

The PPP Parliamentary Candidate for New Juaben North, Mr Tetteh Norgah, also urged the people of his constituency to vote for him since he has what it takes to bring development to the area.

Vote for change

The National Chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond, also urged Ghanaians to examine their lives and vote accordingly.

The PPP would free the country from its economic shackles.

The policy advisor of the party, Mr Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, urged Ghanaians to vote for change since the ruling NDC had proven that it could not solve the country’s problems.