From Inusa Musah, Ningo
The members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ningo-Prampram Constituency have united ahead of the party’s constituency elections in June.
There would be 23 positions in the constituency up for grabs when delegates go to the polls, and, according to snipers of information The Chronicle has picked, Samuel George Nartey, Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, has been playing it fair with all the aspirants, and engaging all of them on the need to embark on decent campaigns.
Besides, the MP has been refreshing the memories of all the aspirants of the rules and regulations of the NDC, regarding its intra party elections. What is more, the bad blood between Habib Mohammed, who used to be the ‘boy’ of Enoch Teye Mensah, former MP for the constituency, and Sam George, is now history, according to some party grassroots The Chronicle sourced information from on the relationship between the two.
Habib Mohammed, who is contesting his position again as the Constituency Youth Organiser, according to the paper’s news source, worked assiduously for the victory of Sam George in the 2016 parliamentary elections, despite Sam George’s prior annihilation of ET Mensah in the party’s constituency parliamentary elections.
Several intra party meetings had been held in the constituency, and Sam George has continued to drum home the need for fair elections in June this year, to woo more of the electorate to the NDC in the 2020 general elections. In one of his meetings, Sam George was captured by a camera in a tete-a-tete with his once-upon-a-time bitterest party rival, Habib Mohammed.
In a telephone interview with Habib Mohammed, he confirmed that Sam George had been engaging all aspirants to smoother their campaigns ahead of their constituency elections. Describing the conduct of the MP as a sign of a unifier and good leader, Habib seized the opportunity to tell The Chronicle that he (Habib) is hopeful of retaining his seat, following the responses he had received from 78 of 91 delegates.
He said the NDC needs a crop of tried and tested executives, whose track records could help the party in the constituency, and continue to make the area its political ‘bona fide’, therefore, the need for the delegates to vote for him and all other old hands who are contesting for other positions.
“We have a crop of new hands who have demonstrated glimmers of trustworthiness and readiness to make the NDC more attractive in the constituency, and I will entreat the delegates to give them too, the opportunity to serve the party. But they should remember that my position is hot, and I am the only one who can hold the flame,” he campaigned.
The Ningo-Prampram NDC, he said, would hold a peaceful constituency election, and, thereafter, continue to close all its ranks to ensure that the constituency increases its votes in the 2020 general elections.