The Parliamentary Candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party for Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Upper East Region, Rex Asanga, has said that recent utterances against him by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Isaac Adongo, were made out of frustration; and such actions could not win the MP sympathy votes.
Mr. Adongo during the filing of his parliamentary nomination reportedly accused Mr. Asanga of inciting constituents of Sumburungu, a suburb of Bolgatanga against him.
According to the MP, Mr. Asanga went around telling constituents that he (Isaac Adongo) had connived with the Aviation Minister, Kofi Ada, and President Akufo Addo to relocate the Upper East Regional Airport from Sumburungu in the Bolgatanga Municipality to Paga in the Kassena Nankana West District.
But reacting on A1 Radio, Mr. Asanga refuted the claims of the MP and said the MP had no campaign message for the 2020 elections; the reason for his false claims.
The PC chastised Mr. Adongo over what he described as the MP seeking to project himself in parliament at the neglect of the plight of his constituents.
He said “You cannot spend your number of years at parliament projecting yourself and will come like a superstar having nothing to say to the people and then you resort to name-calling. I believe the constituents did not ask him who said what; what they wanted to hear from him was how he represented them in parliament regarding the airport issue. At the time where chiefs and other stakeholders were calling for the suitable location of the airport, we all were expecting our MP to join the calls but he never did anything. He was rather busy insulting people who were above his social standard.”
“This, our MP has failed us in terms of representing us the way other members of parliament are doing for their constituents. For us not to repeat such a mistake let us all vote him out come December 7.” He added.
Mr. Asanga further reiterated that his bid to become MP for the area was not to seek his personal interest but to work for the development of the constituency.
He therefore urged the constituents to vote for him and President Akufo Addo to provide more development and social interventions for them.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah/Ghana