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Politics Mon, 26 Aug 2019

Oye Lithur pledges to support NDC’s Adamu Ramadan after defeat

Nana Oye Lithur has pledged to support Mohammed Adamu Ramadan after he defeated her in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries in Adentan.

The former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, in a statement, said her “ultimate aim is to serve” and has set her sight on helping Mr. Ramadan wrestle Adentan away from the New Patriotic Party.

“I will continue to put my energy, my experience, my voice and all my resources at your disposal. I will spend every hour working for your best interests, for the great NDC and for the Adentan constituency.”

"You [Ramadan] have won the battle, it is now time to come together under one umbrella to win the war. My team and I will be at your service when called upon and together we will work to bring the Adentan seat back home to the NDC,” she added in a statement.

Mr. Ramadan, who represented the NDC in the 2016 elections, polled 730 votes to Nana Oye Lithur’s 559 votes in the primary.

Nana Oye Lithur was among the high profile casualties in the primaries alongside a number of incumbent MPs like Joseph Yieleh Chireh.

The defeated aspirant, in her statement, also said she had made peace with the choice of the delegates.

“The underlying principle of democracy is that the people have the ultimate say in who represents them, and for those of us who wish to serve we are presented with one of two options: Now or later. For me the people of Adentan chose later, and yet I’m still grateful to have been considered.”

Find below her full message;



Dear Brothers and Sisters,

A few months ago I embarked on a journey of servitude, a journey to protect the interests of all constituents in Adentan. Together with my team, we travelled across Adentan to bring my message of hope and rejuvenation for our great party and our constituency.

Even more importantly, it was my privilege and honour to listen to you. You shared the concerns you have about our constituency and our party. You shared your inspiring visions of what is possible if we work together.

You welcomed me into your homes and communities and I am extremely grateful for this.

The underlying principle of democracy is that the people have the ultimate say in who represents them, and for those of us who wish to serve we are presented with one of two options: Now or later. For me the people of Adentan chose later, and yet I’m still grateful to have been considered.

My ultimate aim is to serve and I make a solemn pledge that I will continue in that stead. I will continue to put my energy, my experience, my voice and all my resources at your disposal. I will spend every hour working for your best interests, for the great NDC and for the Adentan constituency.



There are still victories in defeat, one of which is the comradery built over this campaign period. I lost the opportunity to serve but I gained a wonderful family.

To everyone who believed in OYE and shared in my vision I say a big thank you, the sleepless nights and tireless efforts will not be forgotten.

Well done to Ramadan and his team, I have called and sent him a message to congratulate him.

You have won the battle, it is now time to come together under one umbrella to win the war. My team and I will be at your service when called upon and together we will work to bring the Adentan seat back home to the NDC.

In all of this may we find solace in a piece of beautiful and timeless writing; Invictus by the poet William Ernest Henley. In the face of all the torrents of life, he stayed focused, resilient and unbroken; so do I.

‘’Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed’’

Signed

Hon. Nana Oye Lithur

Citizen of Adentan

Source: citinewsroom.com
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