NDC race: Your honesty will make you beat them all – Axim Chief tells Bagbin
The Acting President of the Upper Axim Traditional Council, Nana Kwaw Tendele II, has urged the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, to continue pursuing his dream of becoming President of the Republic.
He said the intent of Hon. Bagbin to contest the flagbearer position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a good one, believing that his honesty which he has demonstrated throughout his entire political life will help him win the flagbearer position of the party.
“Hon. Bagbin is the longest serving MP currently in the Parliament of Ghana. This is good news for Ghana and that means you are a very honest man. I believe that it is because of your honesty that is why your constituents do vote for you all the time. Therefore, you contesting the flagbearer position of the NDC is a good thing. I know that your honesty will make you get crowned as the flagbearer of the NDC”, he noted.
Nana Tendele II, made this observation, Monday, September 24, 2018, when Hon. Bagbin who is aspiring for the flagbearer position of the NDC paid a courtesy call on the Upper Axim Traditional Council to ask for their permission to enable him interact with some NDC members in their locality.
The Nadowli/Kaleo lawmaker also paid a courtesy call on the Chief Imam and the Zongo Chiefs in the Municipality.
He had stormed the area to interact with constituency executives drawn from Ahanta through to the Jomoro constituencies, founding fathers, 31st December Women’s Movement and some other notable groupings that came around to welcome him. Hon. Bagbin had proposed to the chiefs the setting up of a Body whose members will include Chiefs, Queen mothers, religious leaders, media professionals, Chief Imams, and civil society leaders including the DCE in each of the districts to decide on the needs of the people and assist the Assembly to implement it when elected flagbearer of the NDC and subsequently, becomes the President of the Republic.
“By that way, we will have a better local governance system where the destiny of the people will be in the hands of the local people”, he noted.
Hon. Bagbin assured the Chiefs that he will make this proposal at the national level of the party to include it in the party’s manifesto for election 2020 to enable whoever wins the flagbearer position of the party and subsequently becomes the President of the Republic, to implement it.
Nana Tendele II continuing made a passionate appeal to the Second Deputy Speaker to do his best to ensure that nananom are not left behind in the local governance system of the country.
NDC is expected to go to the polls on December 7, 2018 to elect a flagbearer who will lead the party into the 2020 general elections.
Eleven aspirants including Hon. Bagbin have so far declared their intent to contest the flagbearer position which will be decided by over 280,000 delegates.