Saturday, April 26, 2008

DCE cautions aspirants

April 16
Story: Kwame Asare
Boadu, Tepa
THE District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano North in the Ashanti Region, Mr Eric Nana Agyeman Prempeh, has cautioned the seven New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirants in the Ahafo Ano North Constituency against the use of vulgar language in their campaigns.
He said the NPP had a name to protect and so people vying for parliamentary seats must protect that name instead of destroying it.
The DCE, expressed regret at the way the campaign was becoming “dirty” in some respects and said “contestants should know that the party has a good name to protect”.
Nana Agyeman Prempeh told the Daily Graphic that as the political head of the district, he had a duty to ensure that the NPP maintained its hold on the constituency.
“I will, therefore, not sit down unconcerned as contestants for parliamentary seats traded insults, accusations and counter-accusations,” he said.
The seven aspirants vying for the ticket of the NPP are Nana Akua Asantewaa, the Nkosuohemaa of Tepa and executive committee member of the Ahafo Ano North District Assembly; Mr Kwame Owusu Frimpong, the incumbent MP; Mr Kingsley Nsiah Poku, an officer of the Food and Drugs Board; Mr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, a former TESCON President of the University of Ghana; Mr Bismarck Francis Osei, the Presiding Member of the Ahafo Ano District Assembly, and one Mr Adiyiah, who is based in the United Kingdom.
Nana Agyeman Prempeh said insults had no place in today’s politics because the people could read between the lines to find out the truth.
The DCE advised the aspirants to tell the delegates the good plans they had for the party and the constituency to help win their votes.
He said he would remain neutral in the primary but speak against abuses in the system.
Nana Agyeman Prempeh called on the delegates to look for the person who had the district at heart and vote for that person.
He stated that the NPP administration under President Kufuor had done a lot to move the nation forward and expressed the hope that the next government led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would definitely build on that.
The DCE noted that the district had seen an appreciable level of development and pledged that the assembly and the government would pursue pragmatic policies with all seriousness.

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