Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, the Mayor of Accra, who is gunning for the Ablekuma South parliamentary seat, launched his campaign on Sunday in his bid to retain the seat for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Launching the campaign amidst excitement among his supporters who thronged the Mamprobi school park, Mr. Vanderpuije, promised to spearhead the rapid development of the constituency.
He also promised jobs, increased access to education and skills training, as well as to facilitate support for businesses to flourish in the area.
Being Mayor of Accra for the past six years, he hopes to use his experience in the management and development of Accra to promote the development of Ablekuma South.
“My product of works as the Mayor are there for all to see, and you all know what I have been able to do for this constituency,” he said.
He cited the numerous infrastructural projects in the education, health, sanitation, water and road sectors, as well as other skills training and job creation interventions, which he has led the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to execute for the area and Accra in general, and urged the people to trust in his ability to deliver.
Various national and regional executive members of the NDC, who took turns to address the rally, described Mr. Vanderpuije as the best bet seat, and appealed to the electorate to vote massively for him to retain the seat for the NDC.
Kofi Adams, National NDC Campaign Coordinator, asked the electorate to consider the performance Mr. Vanderpuije as Mayor as evidence of what he can do at the constituency.
By Edmund Mingle