MP canvasses votes for party crony
From David Allan Paintsil, Essuehyia
The Deputy Central Regional Minister, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman West, Thomas Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, has urged the electorate to vote massively for the parliamentary candidate of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abeiku Crentsil, to represent them in Parliament.
Speaking to a large crowd at the campaign launch of Abeiku Crentsil on Saturday at Essuehyia in the Mfantseman East District, Mr. Quansah said the death of late President John Evans Atta Mills must serve as an exceptional factor for them to vote massively for Crentsil and President John Dramani Mahama to continue the good work of the late professor’s Better Ghana Agenda.
Mr. Quansah explained that the NDC would continue to deliver its promises to Ghanaians, through the provision of infrastructural development, and called on Ghanaians to give the NDC government a second term mandate to complete its Better Ghana Agenda.
He announced that a new senior high school would be built at Ekumfi to add to the T.I. Ahamadyyia High School, to make education more accessible to pupils.
He advised the people to learn how to thumb-print the ballot papers, because four years ago the rejected ballot papers were too many in the constituency.
The NDC Central Region Vice Chairman, Wilberforce, admonished the electorate in the area to protect the Ekumfi seat by voting for Crentsil.
He appealed to supporters of the party to spread the news about the achievements of the NDC within the period it has been in power.
The Central Regional Treasurer, Harriet Akorful, called on the people to consider the developmental projects of the late President Mills and vote massively for John Mahama and Crentsil to continue with that legacy.
She said President Mills created a new district, started the water project, and constructed roads among others for them. She said since 1992, the seat had been won by the NDC, therefore, they should protect it this time round.
On his part, Abeiku Crentsil said he would serve them with humility by stepping into the shoes of the late president. He told the crowd that he would work together with President Mahama, when given the mandate to develop Ekumfi, for the benefit of all.
Meanwhile tongues were set wagging when the incumbent MP of the area, George Kuntu Blankson, who lost the primary to Abeiku Crentsil, failed to attend the campaign launch.
His absence gave room to speculations that he had allegedly vowed to undermine Crentsil to lose the seat, as he had thrown his weight behind the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Ato Cudjoe.
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