The National Chairman of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP,) Nii Alottey Brew-Hammond is asking the people of the Central region to vote massively for the party’s standard bearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, in the December polls.
According to him, the Messrs Nana Akuffo Addo and John Mahama have proven over the year that they have nothing different to offer Ghanaians.
Mr. Hammond was speaking at the party’s Central regional rally held at Mankessim on Saturday, 12 November 2016 under the theme: “Ade papa wo fie aa oye.”
The rally brought the entire Mankessim township to a halt as thousands of supporters gathered to listen to the inspiring message of PPP which they believe is the message of hope for Ghana.
He urged the region to judge Dr. Nduom by his competence and job creation track record and not the mere fact that he is from the region as others have sort to do in the past.
“We need thinkers and job creators to occupy the Flagstaff House. As we all can see young people from this region are leaving to seek greener pastures elsewhere because of the lack of jobs coupled with deteriorating living conditions. Reward Nduom with your votes because he did not earn the Edwumawura accolade by just by sitting down,” he said.
… Jobs are 4 letters and Nduom is synonymous with job creation.”
The PPP chairman took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akuffo Addo, for constantly saying he is going to the Jubilee House should he win the December elections.
“There’s no such thing as the Jubilee House; we have the Flagstaff House so he doesn’t know where he’s going.”
For his part, Dr. Nduom, thanked the people of the region for their unflinching support during his tango with the Electoral Commission (EC).
“You have showed that we are bold,” he said.
He however decried state of the region saying that it is the fourth poorest region in Ghana despite the role it has played in the history of Ghana.
“If you continue to follow the NDC and NPP then you don’t love yourself. Teachers posted to teach in parts of Ghana some years ago were from this region but today our people do not even go to school. I wonder why in today’s world cholera will break out in Cape Coast. A new hope for Ghana coming and it’s coming from the Central region,” he told the thousands of party supporters.
Dr. Nduom said that NDC and NPP have started perpetrating acts of violence with few days to the polls as the two are reported to have engaged in knives and guns battles.
He urged Ghanaians to vote for him if they want peace and introduced the party’s parliamentary candidates for the 23 constituencies in the region to people and asked that they vote massively for them and asked others to do same.
Central regional chairman of the party, Andrews Effah, noted in some remarks that the huge numbers seen on the day has sent a signal to other parties which signal suggests that the PPP has taken over the region.
“Change is coming. The Donald Trump scenario is happening in Ghana.”
Policy Advisor of the party, Kofi Asamoah Siaw, said that works by some parties in the past 24 years when compared to Dr. Nduom’s in his private capacity is unfathomable.
He urged voters to take moneys offered them by politicians and vote against them.
National Youth Leader of the PPP, Divine Nkrumah, speaking on the party’s position on the ballot, said 4 means ‘God is with us’ and Ghana’s presidential tenure is for four years meaning God is saying that Ghanaians should give Dr. Nduom four years as president.
He displayed his singing and dancing skills to the admiration of the crowd and asked the youth to vote No. 4 for Nduom and No. 1 for the party’s parliamentary candidates since PPP is a jobs-focused party.
The leadership prior to arriving at the rally grounds met with the Omankrado of Mankessim traditional area, Nana Opoku Akwaa II, his elders and sub chiefs.
The traditional leader welcomed him and prayed God’s peace for him and pledged their support for him.
They lauded him for siting the regional headquarters of Groupe Nduom in the area and creating jobs for his people.
Paramount queen mother, Nana Ama Amissah III, called for decorum in speeches of politicians and urged them to seek peace in the electioneering period.