“The people of the Upper East Region know what they want. It is not about someone saying I have developed you so give me 7 seats. [It is] as if people do not know what they want. [It is] as if the people just vote for any reason. I have always told my brothers from the NPP that they should stop repeating this insulting narrative. The people of the Upper East Region, for lack of a better word, are not dumb,” Casper Sunday Kampoli, the Deputy Upper East Regional Communications Officer said when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Monday, August 8, 2022.
His comments were in response to gentle demands from the President and his Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul for the people of the Upper East Region to reward the NPP with at least 7 seats.
“We want to move from 1 seat to at least 7 in the Upper East Region.” The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo said this when he spoke to URA Radio as part of his day’s working visit to the Upper East Region.
The President was convinced that his wishes would be realised because of the many projects, policies and programmes being implemented by his government.
“The projects we have began, we will see them to fruition. To see the expansion of economic activities in this region. They are so many positive aspects for the Upper East Region and the larger economy of Ghana. We would see that grow so that the main aspects of our population are also sectors of robust dynamic growth.”
Mr. Kampoli however disagreed strongly with the president’s comments.
“The people of the Upper East Region, if you develop them, they will vote for you. If you have not developed them, If you do not respect them, if you deal with PR gimmicks, and platitudes and they will give you votes, you are deceiving yourself.”
“Nitiwul who reechoed that insulting statement, he is a cabinet Minister. The Upper East Region does not have a cabinet minister. They think that over one million people do not deserve a cabinet minister,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana