‘NPP’s interventions will capture the Bolgatanga Central seat’

Michael Adooh, the Second Vice Chairman of the Bolgatanga Central Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region, has assured that the government’s pro-poor social interventions will enable the party to capture the Bolgatanga Central parliamentary seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“The pro-poor social interventions being implemented by the government will favour the NPP in the Bolgatanga Central constituency to unseat the NDC,” he stressed.

Mr Adooh gave the assurance when members of the NPP grassroots supporters presented a cheque for GHȻ20,000 to purchase a nomination form for Rex Asanga, a rural development expert to contest the party’s primaries in September.

So far, the NPP has sold the parliamentary nomination forms to three aspirants in the Bolgatanga Central Constituency for the 2020 polls, the two other contenders are Joseph Amiyuure, the Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga and Emmanuel Aphour, a retired Customs officer.

 According to Mr Adooh, “even though the NDC has been winning in the constituency, the NPP has initiated pro-poor interventions that can capture the seat, many of the constituents have got jobs such as ‘Planting for Food and Jobs, ‘Nations Builders Corp’, ‘Planting for Export for Rural Development’, ‘One Village One Dam’ and ‘One Constituency $1million’ among others. NDC has been in power but had no pro-poor social intervention programmes for the youth and constituents.

Peter Atohoba, a leading member of the Grassroots Supporters noted that “Rex Asanga contested the Bolgatanga Central parliamentary seat in 2016 and pulled 39 per cent which the NDC won with 51per cent, meaning he has really closed the gap for us, I have the hope and the conviction that as we are presenting him with his philanthropic nature, his sense of humour, his human relations, we are going to win the seat in 2020.

“I have studied the NPP’s record for the past sixteen years and I have realised that Rex Asanga is the only candidate who closed the gap for us, let’s take 2008 for example, the NDC won with 68 per cent but in 2012, it won by 61per cent and the party’s percentage has been dwindling and the NPP can win the seat with Mr Asanga,” he touted. -starrfmonline.com

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