A member of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) communication team, John Paul Danka has confessed that he was shocked by the election result for the NDC’s primaries in Binduri.
Lawyer Issifu Mahmoud, a recently retired police prosecutor won the election. According to Mr. Danka, the result, for him, was not expected. He was however quick to commend and congratulate Lawyer Mahmoud for his victory.
“As for Binduri, I was equally shocked. The information I was actally picking didn’t suggest that it would go the way it went,” he said.
Mr. Danka, speaking with A1 Radio’s Mark Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show, he mentioned that the dream of the current MP from the NPP to retain his seat would be snuffed out with the urgency it deserves.
Mr. Danka continued to say that the arguments from the NPP to suggest that the current MP’s perfomance has been sterling is untenable. He argued that all prior MPs had performed creditably.
Meanwhile, for the primaries, the Upper East Regional Communication Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jonathan Abdallah Salifu explained that relationships between delegates and the candidates count a lot. In cases where candidates do not have good relationships with the delegates or have completely lost touch, it would be extremely difficult to win an election.
“The delegates are the best judges. The delegates decide. No matter who you are or what you are doing, you must be in touch with your people back at home. You can even be recognised by the UN General Secretary as one of the best-performing MPs, ministers, or government officials, but when it comes to the elections, the people will decide your fate. When you are going for an election, you have to be a bit careful. You should know your delegates and take care of your delegates, or else, when the judgement day comes, nobody can save you,” the Upper East Regional Communication Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said when he spoke to Mark Smith after the NDC’s primaries on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
See here, a list of all newly elected parliamentary candidates.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana