Dr Michael Kpessah-Whyte, has presented 1500 party T shirts and 2000 posters to support the campaign of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Shai Osudoku Constituency, Mrs. Linda Ocloo as part of reconciliatory effort to present a united front for the party during the December election.
Dr Kpessah-Whyte lost to Mrs. Ocloo in the re-run of the constituency primary following the death of her husband and parliamentary candidate, Desmond William Ocloo in a tragic motor accident.
The primary created tension and acrimony between supporters of Dr. Kpessah-Whyte and Mrs. Ocloo, a situation the constituency executive view as a threat to the fortunes of the party in the area therefore held a crunch meeting on Monday to reconcile the two groups.
After hours of discussion “the groups agreed to forget the past and unite for a landslide victory for the President John Dramani Mahama and the parliamentary candidate Mrs. Linda Ocloo.
Dr. Kpessah-Whyte presenting the items said four months after the primaries there was no heed to hold on to the past and urged his supporters to rally behind the parliamentary candidate for the sake of peace and development of the area.
According toDr Kpessah-White elections are about policies and programmes and not insults and urged supporters of both sides to respect each other for peace to prevail.
Mrs Ocloo commended Dr Kpessah-Whyte for the items which she explained would contribute to the success of the party.
She stated that the party would be a winner in every contest and pleaded with the party’s supporters to forget about the past; “If as a result of the campaign we have stepped on some toes we ask for forgiveness so that together we can have a united front to set another history in the elections”.
The constituency chairman, Seth Kwaku Ogbonjor urged the party to respect the decisions taken at the meeting for a peaceful election on December 7.
He tasked them to continue the good work they have done in the past towards moving the constituency to another level.
The District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Anyeimi Lartey said the area had been one of the strongholds of the NDC and urged the supporters to bury their differences and unite for the sake of the party.
By Lawrence Vomafa Akpalu