Edward Awunnure is appealing to members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Constituency of the Upper East Region to give him the nod to the party into the 2024 parliamentary election.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Awunnure explained that the upcoming contest should be based on what the interested individuals have done in the past, their contributions to the development of the party and their communities as well as the vision for the development of the constituency.
In all these areas, Mr. Awunnure believes he stands tall.
“My message to the good people of Talenteng is that the NDC would be selecting its Parliamentary, May 13th. Various personalities have put themselves up for the contest. Awunnure Edward is one of them.”
“I would like people to look at certain things before voting. Assess the candidates and look at his or her track record. Look at each person; in the past, what was each person doing? What was the person’s contribution to the party and to the community? Not now, but in the past. And then, you look at the commitment of the individual to the party. Because, you have to be committed to the party and ensure that the party is not destroyed before you can come out to contest. Commitment to the party should be looked at. People should now subject all of us to our policy statements. Going forward, what do you intend to do with the people of Talensi?”
The former DCE for Talensi explained that he is ready to partner with the people of the Talensi area to bring the needed development to the area.
“I will work with them as I did when I was DCE. We would do greater things for Talenteng than what we did when I was a DCE,” he said.
Edward Awunnure was appointed DCE in October 2012 for the Talensi District following the creation of the Nabdam district out of the then Talensi-Nabdam district. Until his appointment, he was a graduate teacher at the Bolgatanga Technical Institute. He was an active member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regional communication team.
In 2015, Mr. Awunnure contested the Talensi parliamentary primaries under the ticket of the NDC following a by-election but lost to the current MP, BT Baba.
BT Baba polled 351 votes and was followed by Edward Awunnure who polled 265 votes, Charles Boazor polled 53, James Ature got 5 and Rockson Aditiba polled 3 votes.
He served for 4 years until the NDC exited power for the New Patriotic Party in 2016.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana