THE presidential aspirant of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has toured the Upper East Region with a call on each and every polling station executive to reach out to at least 10 people in order to help the PPP get the votes that it needs to win the elections come December 2007.
“We do not want anyone of you to spend money travelling to other places. Stay within your polling station and work for the PPP. We have 21 polling station executives in each constituency and if each of you should bring at least 10 people on board, we will be on the way to victory. We live with people. Everybody knows somebody, so don’t look at what others are doing. Talk to your friends, family members, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends so we can get the votes,” Dr Nduom said.
He was addressing polling station executives at two locations in Bolgatanga as part of his two-day tour of the Upper East Region. He met party supporters at Tindonmolgo and Zuarungu, where he told them that every election was won at the polling station level.
“Quite often people want to enjoy themselves, sing, dance and make noise but they end up forgetting why we are campaigning. We’ve learnt our lessons from previous elections and we are deciding to spend a bit of time on our own people so that they understand what each and every one of them must do so that we win the votes that we need come December 2007”, he told the Daily Graphic in an interview.
“The purpose of this trip is to talk to PPP people who have accepted to become our polling station executives. We are swearing them in and telling them a simple message on what it is that they must do in order for the party to get votes,” he added.
Earlier, Dr Nduom, accompanied by the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Mr Robert Anamolga, and the Regional Party Chairman, Mr Roger Akanko, paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Bolgatanga Traditional Area, Naba Martin Abilba, to announce his presence in the region.
He told the Bolga Naba that as a private businessman, he had succeeded in taking branches of his business to urban areas like Bolgatanga and Bawku, and hinterlands like Garu. He said this should give an indication that when given the nod as the next president of Ghana, he would tackle all the major development challenges facing the rural people.
Here in the northern part of Ghana, our people are neglected, there is lack of planning and we in the PPP are committed to bringing real development. Take the recent floods, for example; we should be able to harvest the water for irrigation and not allow the volumes of water to cause loss of lives and property and PPP will do that when voted into power,” he said.
Dr Nduom officially introduced the parliamentary candidate for Bolga Central, Mr Robert Anamolga, to the Bolga Naba and asked for his prayer and support to enable him to win the seat.
“I know Robert Anamolga because he is my employee and I know his capabilities,” he said. He added that compared to the other candidates contesting the seat, Mr Anamolga stood tall.
Mr Anamolga said the PPP was worried about the old woman who had to walk two kilometres to have access to water, the jobless youth and many other challenges. “Bolgatanga is blessed with vast land but sadly we are not making good use of it. When given the nod, I will introduce ventures like mango plantations to empower the youth,” he said.
Written By Eric, Becky & Josephine