Politics of Saturday, 2 January 2016
Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West, has organised an end of year party for members of the constituency to foster unity, peace and development among them.
Mrs Ekuful who is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) said: “This is necessary because members of the party are wailing to be given the mandate to put the nation on a developmental path.”
She said it is therefore the responsibility of party members to play an active role in bringing peace and unity in the constituency and to the national level in order to achieve its goal by November 2016.
Participants at the party were people from the electoral areas and polling stations of the constituency, NPP parliamentary aspirants, executives of the party and some members of the public.
The MP urged the constituents to spread messages of peace and unity in their various residences and help to convince the electorate to join her developmental team.
“We urge supporters of the party to assist in making NPP attain more seats in parliament by 2016 else things would be tough for Nana Akufo Addo even when he wins the Presidential election with minority in parliament,” she said.
Mrs Ekuful disclosed that she is planning to organise a new-year party for orphans, widows and the vulnerable in the constituency in January.
Maame Afua Akoto, Deputy Communication Director of the NPP said Mrs Ekuful is a woman who is passionate about the progress of the party and could sacrifice the impossible just for the party.
She therefore asked members of the constituency to forgive any leader of the party who becomes offensive to them in one way or the other either at the constituency, regional or national levels by not allowing an individual’s action to affect the entire party’s progress.
Mrs Freda Prempeh, MP for Tano North said a constituency like Ablekuma West needs a visionary member of parliament who is assertive and could let the voice of the people be heard in the house of parliament, hence the need to re-vote Mrs Ekuful into power.
“This is the time for you to work hard, unite and stand up for the development of the constituency and the entire nation”.
Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo, MP for Manso Adubia Constituency appealed to members of the constituency to give Mrs Ekuful a second chance in parliament, explaining that “one does better when given a second chance in parliament because the fellow becomes more accustomed to the operations and structures of the house and can work better”.
He said the fact that Mrs Ekuful invited everybody including her opponents indicates that she wants peace, togetherness and common fight to achieve the goals of the party.