Former aspirant urges NPP delegates to endorse female candidates

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 Source: GNA

Madam Diana Aduko Aburiya, a former New Patriotic Parliamentary Candidate for the Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, has appealed to party’s delegates to endorse more women parliamentary candidates in the upcoming parliamentary primaries.

The NPP is set to organize its Parliamentary Primaries for constituencies, on June 20, 2020, having held its primaries in the orphan constituencies in 2019.

Madam Aburiya, who is also a Senior Lecturer at the newly converted Bolgatanga Technical University, made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bongo.

According to her, women constituted more than 51 per cent of Ghanaian’s population and, therefore, when given the political platform and resources could mobilize more voters especially floating voters for the party to win more votes in the forthcoming general elections.

“We as a party, stand to make a greater impact in winning massively for the parliamentary and presidential slots if we give more chances for female parliamentary candidates to contest for the parliamentary seats, I, therefore, appeal to the delegates to consider that”, she stressed.

She, however, pledged to work tirelessly with Mr Peter Ayinbisa, the party’s parliamentary candidate for the Bongo Constituency, who is also the District Chief Executive Officer of the area, to win massively for the parliamentary and presidential seats in the 2020 general elections.

“For the interest and the development of the party, all of us as party supporters, executives and sympathizers need to bury our differences and work together to enable us to win power for the party particularly the Bongo constituency, which is noted to be the ‘world bank’ of the National Democratic Congress Party over the years”.

Madam Aburiya said the numerous social intervention programmes including the Free Senior High School, expansion of the School Feeding Programme, the Planting for Food and Jobs being implemented by the government, had impacted positively on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.

The former Parliamentary Candidate reiterated the need for more Ghanaians especially women and the youth to renew the mandate of President Akufo-Addo, to pave way for him and the NPP government to initiate more good social intervention programmes to help bridge the poverty gap.

She said despite her meagre resources, she would continue to sacrifice, remain dedicated, loyal and faithful to the cause of the party’s victory in the forthcoming general elections and urged other supporters to do same.

She said she would soon form and launch a campaign team to embark upon the vigorous house to house campaign, market to the market campaign, village to village, and street to street campaign to ensure the party’s victory this year, 2020.

Source: GNA
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