Nana Konadu Agyemnag Rawlings outdoor Mr. Kwadzo Mensa Sosu as her running mate
Flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, yesterday outdoored her running mate for the 2016 presidential election.
The 47-year-old Kojo Mensah Sosu, who is a native of Keta in the Volta region, was introduced to the party’s executives, members and the media at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.
Mr Sosu is an entrepreneur and founder of Fortterra Ghana Limited, a heavy-duty equipment rental company.
Speaking at the ceremony, the former First Lady, Mrs. Rawlings expressed confidence in the ability of her running mate to assist her to capture power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) come December 7.
“We have had a lot of discussions together and I know he will not disappoint us,” she said.
She described Mr. Sosu as a team player and an experienced businessman who has provided jobs to many Ghanaian youths.
Vote for change
Mrs. Rawlings urged the electorate, particularly those in the Volta region, to vote against Mahama-led NDC government this year.
That, she said, was necessary to restore hope to the suffering masses of Ghana.
She explained that the NDC had virtually succeeded in collapsing the country’s economy through corruption and mismanagement and that it (NDC) does not deserve to remain in power after January 7, 2017.
People are suffering and people are dying because they have no medical care and they say they are transforming people and changing lives. They are transforming their own lives and changing their own lives, she declared.
Mr. Sosu, in his acceptance speech, indicated that he would work hard to ensure that NDP emerges victorious.
He said a government of the NDP under the leadership of Mrs. Rawlings would strive to end the marginalization of the ordinary Ghanaians by the ruling class.
“Together we shall weed out the ills of this nation and together we shall lift our nation up, he said, adding that the NDP is ready for change.
He urged Ghanaians, particularly the youth to speak out against the wanton corruption being perpetrated by officials of the NDC government, saying “to the voiceless, we say speak out for your voices must be heard.”
He said probity and accountability shall be the hallmark of the NDP when voted into power.
Mrs. Rawlings and her running mate, according to the National Youth Leader of the NDP, Dr. David Sunu, shall rescue Ghana from the hands of corrupt and dishonest NDC officials.
Ending NDC’s dominance
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and People’s National Convention (PNC) have all picked their vice presidential candidates from the Volta region to end the NDC’s dominance in the region.
Political pundits believe the move could negatively affect the fortunes of the ruling government, as the Volta region – one of the most impoverished regions in the country – has over the years being considered as NDC’s ‘World Bank.’
By Melvin Tarlue