Mamponteng-Ashanti, July 21, GNA - Mr Bismark Adu-Ansere, a 52-year-old farmer was on Sunday elected as National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Aspirant for Kwabre East Constituency at Mampongteng in Ashanti.
He polled 118 votes out of the 209 votes cast to beat his opponent Mr Augustine Yeboah Dumfeh who had 90 votes in an election supervised by officials of Electoral Commission.
Mr Adu-Ansere expressed appreciation to the delegates for the mantle to lead the Party in the Constituency and called for their support to wrestle power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He said NDC had been in opposition in the constituency for a very long time and urged them to imbue in them the spirit of discipline, truth, respect and sense of appreciation to take the seat from NPP this year.
Mr Doe Tamakloe, Acting Ashanti Regional Secretary of NDC appealed to the delegates to be humble and worked assiduously to support the aspiring candidate.
He stressed the need for the media especially the radio and frequency modulation (FM) stations to be cautious when inviting politicians to participate in their programmes to avoid creating confusion among political parties.
Mr Tamakloe said "if we all have decided to allow democracy to thrive, then we must abide by the democratic principles to permeate in our campaign efforts to avoid negative tendencies that would disrupt the peace process". He reiterated the Party's campaign message of jobs creation, expansion of infrastructure, accommodation and improving living standards of the people. Mr Tapsoba Alhassan, an Ashanti Regional Executive member of the Party said there would be a 'thumb coup' against NPP in Election 2008. He advised members and supporters of the Party who were now 18 years and above to go and register when the voter's register was opened on July 31. Mr Alex Sawyer Ativo, Second Vice Regional Chairman said this year's election was crucial for the nation and NDC and called on members to eschew divisive tendencies and work against their common enemy. He urged them to embark on an intensive membership drive to win more people to vote for the Party on December 7.