A parliamentary candidate hopeful for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Robert Alibo,has called on delegates to consider the interest of the people in the Talensi Constituency when electing who becomes the NPP’s Parliamentary candidate.
According to him, it is important for delegates to consider the general interest of the people and elect a candidate who could snatch power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which has been holding the parliamentary seat for 30 years now.
Mr. Alibo described himself as the best person to lead in the party. The PC aspirant has served in various capacities in the Talensi constituency, including polling station Chairman, electoral area coordinator, constituency Vice Chairman, constituency chairman and constituency patron.
He revealed this when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East show regarding his interest in becoming the parliamentary candidate for the NPP and hopefully the Member of Parliament for the Talensi Constituency.
The NPP Parliamentary Candidate hopeful, who was in the race for the third time, said he was committed to advancing development in the area when elected as a candidate and ultimately as the Member of Parliament for the constituency by implementing six core strategies, among others.
He said his tenure would see to the mobilisation of available human resources by creating a skills bank, advance the quality of education by integrating teaching and learning and improving the educational infrastructure, and enhance primary health care by adopting quality improvement techniques.
Mr. Alibo said he would also ensure the adoption of climate change agriculture and natural regeneration farming methods, as well as help introduce a social safety net to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the constituency.
The aspirant has also called for the demonetization of elections in the constituency, arguing that delegates who exchange their votes for monetary inducement lose their moral right to hold elected leaders accountable, leading to underdevelopment and bad governance that does not reflect the cardinal principles of democracy.
He bemoaned that vote-buying was becoming a worrying phenomenon in the Talensi constituency and other parts of the country, and it was important that delegates prioritise development and consider their moral right to hold leaders accountable.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gilbert Azeem Tiroog|Ghana