NPP candidate campaigns for Mahama?
From Samuel Agbewode, Ho
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Anlo Constituency, Mr. Makafui Wornya, has been accused by some of the electorate of campaigning for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, Mr. John Mahama.
Makafui has allegedly been telling the people to vote for him as the Member of Parliament and vote for John Dramani Mahama as president in the December elections.
His decision was borne out of the realisation that no matter how he would campaign, the people would still vote for the NDC presidential candidate.
The NPP candidate reportedly told the electorate at Dzita-Agbledome, Woe, Anloga and Tegbi, all in the Anlo Constituency, during a campaign tour that the MP for the area and the Minister of Sports, Mr. Clement Kofi Humando, had failed them, and that he (Wornya), as Assembly Member in the area, knows the problems and development needs of the people, and would help address such challenges when voted for.
He has also reportedly adopted a strategy where he encourages taxi drivers and other commercial vehicles operating in the area to use his (Wornya’s) posters alongside that of Mahama.
The NPP parliamentary candidate and the Assembly Member for Anloga-Lashibi alleged that the MP had not been in touch with the people in the area since elected, which had made it impossible for Mr. Humado to turn the numerous economic potentials in the area to benefit the people.
Mr. Wornya told the people that he was very instrumental in the building of the Anloga market, as well as the provision of electricity to the area, and assured the people that he was the best person to vote for in the 2012 general elections.
When contacted, Mr. Wornya described the allegations as a piece of propaganda work adopted by the NDC to discredit him.
Mr. Wornya stressed that if his detractors decide to use propaganda as the only way to campaign against him and the NPP, it would definitely not work, because it sounded so absurd that a serious political party like the NPP parliamentary candidate would be campaigning for the presidential candidate of his opponent, instead of Nana Akufo Addo.
He said fear and panic had gripped the ruling NDC party in the constituency, because all indications in the area clearly point to the fact that the NPP presidential candidate, Nana Akufo Addo, would win the 2012 general elections, and that he (Wornya) would also wrestle the Anlo seat from the NDC this time round.
Mr. Wornya stressed that the people of Anlo were highly enlightened, and that due to the political maturity of the people, they once voted for an independent parliamentary candidate and rejected the NDC, adding that history would repeat itself, as he was sure that the people in the area would, this time, vote for the NPP presidential candidate and him as MP.
“Let me explain this point to you, I never imposed posters on any driver, being taxi or commercial, but the drivers willingly requested for the posters, and as a result of that, my posters are now finished. This shows the wind of change blowing in the area,” he said.
When contacted, the Member of Parliament for Anlo and Minister for Sports, Mr. Clement Kofi Humado, assured the people of the area of a resounding victory for the NDC in the 2012 general elections, noting that the electorates in the area were witnesses to development that the government had brought to them.
Mr. Humado described the NPP parliamentary candidate from Anlo as a novice in politics, and that the tactics he was using had exposed the lack of confidence he had in Nana Akufo Addo.
He stressed that one of the achievements of the NDC in the constituency was the construction of a sea defense project for Akplorwotorkor and Anyanui, which had their communities and roads washed away by the sea.
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