Human Rights Lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu has charged delegates of the upcoming National Democratic Congress(NDC) of the Madina Constituency to give him the chance to reclaim the parliamentary seat from the New Patriotic Party(NPP).
According to him, he has the appeals from the masses at the grassroots level to rescue them from the underdeveloped constituency as they have been neglected by Boniface Sadique Abubakar of the NPP.
Lawyer Sosu made the comments after he successfully filed his nomination forms on Thursday, July 18, to contest the party primaries slated for 24th of August, 2019.
The Human Rights lawyer contested in the 2015 NDC parliamentary primaries, but lose narrowly to then-incumbent Amadu Bukari Sorogho.
However, the party together with Sorogho lose the seat to Boniface Sadique and the NPP in the 2016 elections.
Nevertheless, Mr Sosu believed given the chance at this time, he would be able to rescue the party and restore some hope to the people of Madina.
He told Journalists after submitting his nomination forms that, he is the only highly marketed aspirant among the four aspiring to lead the party in the constituency.
” I think I am the best among the aspirants, because, I have contested before, this in the 2015 primaries, which means it will not be difficult for the party to market me to the electorates.”
“Many people in Madina including some persons from our opponent, the NPP are saying, if it is Sosu we will all vote, we will vote for him, ” Mr Sosu indicated.
While promoting a clean and issues base campaign, the Human Rights lawyer said, the Madina seat is for the NDC but for one reason or the other the party lose it to the NPP and vowed to redeem the party fortunes with a resounding victory should the delegates endorse him at the August 24, primaries.
He promised to tackle issues of education, health, skills development for the youth and empowerment of women in the constituency.
Sounding very optimistic of his victory, Mr Sosu said the NPP government together with the MP have neglected the development needs of the people as many of the roads and streets remained dusty and inaccessible under a government that promised development but delivered none.
Mr Sosu also entreated his supporters to campaign for him on issues devoid of personal attacks and character assassination as those would not translate into votes.
He further charged delegates to defy negative propaganda, financial inducement and tribal bigotry and give him the mandate to represent the constituency in parliament to articulate their needs and concerns.
Mr Sosu preceded his filing with processing from the Zongo Junction through the Madina Police Station, the Post Office, Taxi Rank and ended at the party office amid floats and party songs.
The Ewe local drummers of the “Booboo” group were also present to add traditional colour to the process.
Many of the residents and delegates who spoke to THE REPUBLIC admitted that it was Sosu time to lead the party into the 2020 general election.
For them, the Human Rights lawyer has done a lot in the constituency and in the country, in terms of services to humanity above the other contenders.
Some of his campaign team members also vowed to campaign vigorously till he is declared the 2020 candidate elect.
The Director of Election at the Constituency Office, Wisdom Togbe, who received the nomination forms endorsed them for haven met the party criteria and duly filed.
He urged the aspirants to conduct a clean campaign and not to attack each other as whoever emerged would need the other.
According to him the primaries is a family affair and that the biggest task is ahead and they must not bring issues that would affect the unity of the party going into the 2020 elections.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba