An aspiring candidate in the up-coming NDC parliamentary primaries in the Bongo Constituency has suggested that the NPP is gaining popularity in the constituency and may eventually overtake the NDC in the constituency. This, he said, can be seen from the results declared at the end of every general election. Adding to that, the NPP overtaking them [NDC] in the constituency was imminent if the party failed to get someone who would lead a campaign to reverse a trend he described as a real danger.
“We have a situation where the NPP is catching up with us. Year in, year out, whenever there is an election, you see that they improve. They [NPP] may eventually overtake us. That’s a real danger, there is that real likelihood.”
While alluding to the growing popularity of the NPP in the constituency through some organised activities such as constructing pavilions [parliaments], he questioned the leadership of the NDC and the priority of the current Member of Parliament in reversing the trend. He questioned why the constituency, which has always won the general elections since 1992, does not have a befitting party office.
Lawyer Bawa-Dua questioned why a well-established party like the NDC in the Bongo Constituency would operate from a store with no lights. He also questioned why a party office wasn’t a priority, noting that the lack of party office was making it difficult to organise the party.
“It’s a pity that as we speak, the NDC, which has won parliamentary elections in Bongo since 1992, does not have a party office in the Bongo Constituency. I recall the last time we went to file our nomination papers. We were housed in a store that had no lights.”
“Why should a party that should be well established not have a party office. You see, the lack of a party office is making it difficult to organise the party. If you go around the constituency, the NPP has put up pavilions—things they call parliament. Well organised ones. That cannot be said for the NDC. So, where’s the leadership?”
Lawyer Charles Bawa-Dua is one of three persons seeking mandate to represent on the ticket of the NDC in the Bongo Constituency in the 2024 general election. He made these comments while engaging with Gerard Awombadek Asagi on the Day Break Upper East Show on A1Radio.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana