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General News Wed, 30 Jan 2019

Vote massively for NPP’s candidate in Thursday’s by-election - President

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday rallied the people in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) candidate in Thursday’s by-election for a member of Parliament for the area.

The by-election was called following the death in November last year of the Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, after a brief illness.

The NPP subsequently elected Lydia Seyram Alhassan, widow of the late lawmaker, to succeed her husband.

At a well-attended rally at the La-Bawaleshie Presbyterian Basic One School Park to climax the Party's campaign to retain the seat, President Akufo-Addo counselled supporters and sympathizers to vote massively for Ms Alhassan to enable her to continue the commendable work her husband started.

He said Ms Alhassan, by her single act of sacrificing to represent the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, had demonstrated immense loyalty and love for the country and the constituency even though she was still mourning her husband's death.

The President expressed confidence that Ms Alhassan would deliver when elected, saying that her husband's legacy would not be compromised and the gains made by the Party would not be eroded in the Constituency.

He told the gathering that he was "a man of his words" and that the promises he made in the run-up to the 2016 election would all be fulfilled in time.

So far, the Akufo-Addo Administration had fulfilled 41 promises made to the people of Ghana, he said, and that he was determined to ensure that the pledges he made are realized before the end of his tenure in government.

He said just like he had resolved the Dagbon chieftaincy issue, he would address all of Ghana's issues one after the other.

“I came to stand for the entire Ghanaian people, not for my personal gain or to line my pocket.”

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia charged the supporters to use Thursdays by-election to send an emphatic message that the NPP had 'a zero tolerance for incompetence".

He said the NPP Administration had demonstrated within the past two years that it could manage effectively and competently the affairs of the nation, and that message should be reinforced in the election.

Ms Alhassan, on her part, thanked the government and people of Ghana, especially members of the NPP, for the support during the funeral of her late husband.

She expressed the hope that they would repose the same confidence in her when the go to the poll on Thursday.

The rally was attended by the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, party chieftains, senior government officials, ministers, members of Parliament, party stalwarts and supporters and sympathizer.

Source: ghananewsagency.org
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