Diana Aburiya Asuure, a former New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Bongo Constituency in the Upper East Region, has admonished the party’s delegates to endorse more women parliamentary candidates in the upcoming parliamentary primaries.
According to her, women constituted more than 51 per cent of Ghana’s population and when given the political platform and resources could mobilise more voters especially floating voters for the party to win more votes in the forthcoming general election.
The NPP is set to organise its parliamentary primaries for constituencies, on June 20, 2020, having held its primaries in the orphan constituencies in 2019.
Madam Asuure, who is also a senior lecturer at the newly converted Bolgatanga Technical University noted that the party stands to make greater impact in winning massively parliamentary and presidential slots if it gives more chances for female parliamentary candidates to contest for parliamentary seats and appealed to delegates to consider that.
She, however, pledged to work tirelessly with Peter Ayinbisa, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Bongo constituency, who is also District Chief Executive of the area, to win the parliamentary seat massively in the 2020 general election.
“For interest and growth and development of party, all of us as party supporters, executives, members, well wishers, faithful and sympathisers need to bury our differences and work together to enable us to retain power for the party particularly Bongo constituency, which is noted to be a ‘world bank’ of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the years.
“The numerous social intervention programmes including Free Senior High School, expansion of School Feeding Programme, Planting for Food and Jobs, One Village One Dam and Planting for Export and Rural Development implemented by the government, had impacted positively on the livelihoods of the vulnerable.
“There’s the need for more Ghanaians especially women and youth to renew mandate of President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP, to pave way for him and party in government to initiate more good social intervention programmes to help bridge poverty gap, despite my meagre resources, I will continue to sacrifice, remain dedicated, loyal and faithful to the cause of the party’s victory in the forthcoming general election and I urge other supporters, members, faithful and well wishers to do same,” Madam Asuure intimated.