Lawyer Charles Bawa-Dua, a parliamentary hopeful for the Bongo Constituency, has expressed his confidence in his ability to unite the National Democratic Congress (NDC), attract and draw votes from New Patriotic Party (NPP) members in the Bongo constituency. In an interview, he stated that he is seen by many NPP members as a person who can bring people together, and believes that his candidature for the NDC will attract cross-party votes.
“The key thing about me is that I cut across so much that people even in the NPP in the Bongo constituency see me as a person who can unite everybody,” Bawa-Dua said. “So, when I am made the parliamentary candidate for the NDC, I am pretty sure that a lot of the NPP members are even going to cross over and vote for me and vote for John Dramani Mahama.”
Bawa-Dua went on to emphasise his belief in the importance of unifying people, stating that he believes his association with all members of the community and his track record of good works will speak for themselves. He added that, if elected, he would take steps to reorganise the party and ensure that everyone feels welcome.
His words come as the NDC prepares for its primaries in the Bongo Constituency on May 13, 2023. Bawa-Dua is one of the contenders, alongside the incumbent Member of Parliament and a Professor at the University of Education, Winneba.
With his pledge to unify both NDC and NPP members, Bawa-Dua’s candidature has the potential to shake up the traditional party loyalties in the Bongo Constituency. Whether he can turn that potential into reality, however, remains to be seen.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana