A former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has vowed to work hard for the National Democratic Congress(NDC) to reclaim the parliamentary seat of Adenta from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to her, the grassroots of the party including the branches and the wards need to be resourced to help to obtain a responding victory in the 2020 general elections.
Nana Oye, made these comments after she had filed her nomination forms on Friday, July 19, to contest for the NDC primaries scheduled for August 24, 2019.
Nana Oye is in the race with Mohammed Adamu Ramadan, who contested but lose to Buqbeng Asamoah of the NPP in the 2016 general elections.
She told teeming party supporters and delegates at the party office in Adenta, she entered the race after wide consultation with party leaders, elders, current and past executives and former MPs, among others before reaching the decision to contest the primaries.
The former Gender Minister said, NDC needs to reclaim the Adenta seat but that would be possible if the grassroots are supported with resources and promised to resource all the branches and wards towards victory in 2020 general elections.
Adenta constituency, she said deserved a better representation by a person who would champion their developmental needs, stressing that, when elected as a parliamentary candidate and subsequently win the national election as MP, she would not neglect the people as they are been neglected by the NPP.
She cited some national policies she implemented as Minister, coupled with her experience as a lawyer and human rights activist as some of her track records.
The NDC parliamentary aspirant added that as a woman and a mother she does appreciate the difficulties and would never turn her back to the constituents after they have given her their mandate.
While promising a campaign devoid of insults, name-calling and character assassination, the former Gender Minister urged her supporters to follow same as insults and personal attacks would not translate into votes.
Nana Oye also paid glowing tribute to the former MPs of the party in Adenta including Kojo Adu Asare, Emmanuel Nii Ashie-Moore and the former Municipal Chief Executives Kakra Vanlar and Benjamin Angenu as well as party past and present executives for haven hold the party ideals in Adenta till date.
Nana Oye Lithur reiterated her zeal to deliver a strong united party in the Adentan Constituency.
Another area of concern to her is to deliver a well-resourced coordinated strategic campaign for the NDC that would win back Adenta Parliamentary seat and win more votes for John Mahama.
She assured NDC delegates of a well-functioning administrative staff, restructuring and expansion to include IT, monitoring, assessment and research desks at the Constituency as well as creating offices for some strategic wards and branches.
The Director of Election, Christian Golo, Constituency Secretary Patrick Suantah and constituency Chairman Alhaji Baba Abdullah Zakarih took turns and advised the aspirant to conduct a clean campaign focusing on issues and not personal attacks.
Patrick Suantah assured her of a fair playing ground from the leadership of the party and wished in her endeavour to lead the party to victory come 2020 general elections.
Alhaji Zakaria, urged the supporters to desist from politics of insults that may undermine the Democratic credentials of the NDC.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.co/Felix Nyaaba