Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi, winner of last Satur-day’s parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party in Cape Coast North, has said the party’s chances in next year’s general elections are bright, despite the current challenges confronting the party.
Mrs. Ayisi, who garnered 139 votes, out of the 383 votes, to win the primaries organised at Cape Coast, indicated that what was happening to the NPP was just a passing storm, which would not affect the party’s electoral fortunes.
She noted that challenges facing the NPP were normal, just as any group was bound to experience such problems, saying she was highly impressed about the matured nature in which the challenges in the party had been handled so far.
Mrs. Ayisi, a tutor at the Wesley Girls’ Senior High School in Cape Coast, who had fancied her chances of annexing the parliamentary slot for her constituency in an earlier interaction with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said she had worked hard at the grassroots for the NPP in various capacities, to merit the victory.
She said she was a polling station executive, a former Deputy Constituency Secretary and an ex- government appointee to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly.
Mrs Ayisi said she was unhappy that polling station executives had been sidelined in the party for many years, and promised to work hard to empower the executive to enable them, play significant roles during elections.
She said if she becomes Member of Parliament, she would work hard to improve education, help create employable opportunities for the youth, promote arts and culture, and improve the living conditions for women, children and the aged within her constituency.
Mrs Ayisi indicated that she would help to unite and mobilise NPP supporters to wrest power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
She called for calm, peace and unity within the NPP, to be able to save Ghanaians from the current economic hardships they were going through.
Mrs Ayisi contested the primaries with Dr. Mrs. Henrietta Abane, a lecturer at University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr. David Wellington Essaw, also a lecturer at UCC, and Mr. Philip Longdon, a land economist and farmer.