A 42-year-old accountant, Dickson Kurug Kpelim-etime, one of the eight parliamentary aspirants for the NDC in the Talensi constituency, has asked the delegates of the party within the constituency to vote for him as he’s the best person to lead.
“All eight of us can be MPs, but we can’t all be MPs at the same time. We need one person who can represent all of us. You can’t do anything as an MP alone. As an MP, you would have to work with the rest of us. I believe that my coming is not just to contest because a vacancy has been created, and I would say that I just want to be MP.”
“No, it is because I have a passion for the development of the place.”
“That passion is not one that just started yesterday. It is a passion that dates back to 2012,” he said.
Mr. Kpelim-etime explained that in 2012, he expressed an interest in leading the party in Talensi. He had to withdraw to allow other senior members of the party to contest. He has decided to contest at this time and put his expertise towards developing the party.
“Coming together to do things for my people was profound. We have researched widely and consulted widely. People have realised that this candidate would give us a very good representation.”
“The delegates need someone who is down to earth. Like I said, wisdom is not the preserve of one person. You must be able to collaborate with everybody and listen to the wise counsel of everyone. That was why in 2012, when I was first encouraged to come, I had to listen to wise counsel of elders and step down,” he said.
Additionally, Mr. Kpelim-etime explained that the delegates need a candidate with a huge network to help foster the development of the area.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana