Bolgatanga, Sept 10, GNA – Vice President
Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has inaugurated the Upper East Campaign Taskforce of
the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and charged it to work hard to galvanise
more votes for the Party to retain power.
Inaugurating the 15-member Taskforce in
Bolgatanga, the Vice President said it was crucial for it to ensure that the
Party won the Presidential contest and more parliamentary seats to enable it to
complete its unfinished agenda.
Mr Amissah-Arthur, who urged the team to
devoid their campaign of violence and insults, stated that the 15 Parliamentary
nominees in the Region were competent individuals who would be utilised to
propel the development of the nation.
Mr Dominic Azembe, the Coordinator of the
Taskforce, assured the Vice President and the leadership of the Party that they
would work towards winning 80 per cent of the votes as against the 66 per cent
He said the Team would campaign based on a
good track record in view of the massive infrastructural development undertaken
by the NDC Administration over the years in the Region.
These include the Bolgatanga Regional and
Garu District hospitals and the expansion of the Rural Electrification
“One of the most remarkable achievements of
the NDC in this Region is the creation of the four new Districts, which are the
Nabdam District, Binduri District, Pusiga District and the Kassena-Nankana West
Districts,” he said.
Mr Azembe urged the Parliamentary candidates
to take their campaign at the polling stations very serious, explaining:
“Polling stations are the areas where elections are won and you must,
therefore, be very humble and listen to everybody during your campaign.”
Other members of the team are the Upper East
Regional Minister, Mr Albert Abongo, who is also the MP for the Bongo
Constituency, Mr Opam Brown, the MP for the Bolgatanga Central, Mr Donatus
Akamugre, the Regional Secretary of the Party and Dr Stanislaus Alu Kadingdi,
the Municipal Chief Executive of the Kassena-Nankana.
The rest are Mr Baba Kumasi, Mr Bernard
Bugzor, Hajia Zenabu Ayariga, Madam Faustina Abagre, Madam Bawa Lardi, Hajia
Christiana Alhassan and Mr Haruna Yel-oni
The event was attended by the Parliamentary
nominees, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Party Elders, and other