Augustine Guure, the Constituency Secretary for the National Democratic Congress in the Talensi constituency of the Upper East Region is calling on party faithful to choose an individual who has a genuine interest in developing the human resource of Talensi while pursuing rapid physical infrastructural development.
A total of nine people have picked forms with the intention of contesting the upcoming primaries for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Talensi constituency of the Upper East Region.
They are Atiah Martin Aduko, Rockson Aditiba, Dickson Kurug Kpelim-Etime, Mahama Dung Daniel, Daraan Nathaniel and Kugre Nicholas Takuze. The rest are Zinekena Solomon, Awunnore Edward and Peter Badimak Yaro.
The current MP, Benson Tongo Baba, decided to discontinue his interest in the position recently.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Mr. Guure explained that the long list of people showing interest gives an opportunity for party members to choose an individual who can be trusted to change the face of the constituency with regard to development.
“To the supporters, we should look beyond the people we are following and look at what others bring on board. Peace and unity is also important. Aside politics, we are still family. I seize this time to admonish the people to behave as we behaved as young people when we were campaigning for our executive positions. That is why there is still peace. That is why the party looks attractive. Vote for people who would want to develop the constituency,” he said.
The Constituency Secretary cautioned the candidates against running campaigns that have the tendency to cause chaos within the rank and file of the party.
“I urge them to look at the bigger picture rather than just winning the parliamentary candidate position and probably not making it at the end of the general election. We should be very decorous in our campaigns,” he added.
Meanwhile, in the Builsa South Constituency, Dr. Clement Abass Apaak, the sitting MP, would contest unopposed.
In Tempane, the sitting MP, Lydia Akanvariba Lamisi, would also run unopposed.
When Jonathan Abdallah Salifu, the Upper East Regional Communication Officer, spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, February 28, 2023, he explained that the huge number indicates the growth of interest in the NDC.
“You see the number? It shows you the party has become attractive. People have interest in the party,” he said.
See full list below here: Full list of candidates for NDC primaries in Upper East Region
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana