The General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has appealed to the electorate in the Wa East Constituency of the Upper West Region to make history by voting massively for Mr. Henry Seidu Dannaa as their Member of Parliament in the December general election.
According to Mr Asiedu-Nketia, a vote for Dr. Dannaa who is visually impaired would go down into the annals of history, as the first of its kind to be elected into the country’s Parliament.
He said should this materialise it would enhance the democratic credentials of not just Ghana, but also the Wa East Constituency where the history was made.
Mr. Nketia made the appeal at the campaign launch of Dr. Dannaa here at the weekend.
He commended John Dramani Mahama for being the first president in the history of the country to appoint a visually impaired person as a cabinet minister, adding that “I’m sure the chiefs will be the first to testify that since the Ministry of Chieftaincy was created, we now have Dr. Dannaa as the best minister in that sector”.
Mr. Nketia stated that, “it gives us courage that our decisions were right. Since independence we have never had a visually impaired person as a Member of Parliament”.
Mr. Nketia, affectionately called General Mosquito, said it was not an easy step taken by the party but believed that with the support of all, this historic feat would be achieved, adding that “you can never imagine the development that will follow when he gets elected”.
The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, also appealed to the people to campaign vigorously in oder to retain President Mahama in power.
He said it would be unfair if people from the northern part of the country fail to ensure that the incumbent president gets elected, because all presidents since the Fourth Republic have had two terms.
Mr. Debrah said the President had initiated many projects and social interventions that would lead to massive development of the country and his vision should not be curtailed through the elections.
He also appealed for a peaceful conduct of the elections adding that ,”we in government have pledged to ensure that we have one of the most credible elections ever conducted in the country”.
From Cliff Ekuful and Rebecca Nti, Bulenga