A GHANAIAN consultant based in Europe, Sheikh M. Mahmoud, has presented campaign materials and cash of GH¢1,000 to the New Edubiase Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region with a firm conviction that for the first time, the NPP was poised to win elections in the constituency.
He said, he had personally deployed a research team to the area to assess the situation and from all indications the NPP would sweep the votes in both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
The items included 1000 party T-shirts, 2000 posters and a number of necklaces and earrings.
Sheikh Mahmoud who has been donating such items in the name of Nana Akufo-Addo in other constituencies had earlier on Saturday, November 8, 2008, made similar donations in the Jaman North and Asufiti South Constituencies in Brong Ahafo Region.
He called on Muslims and the Zongo communities to be part of the success story of Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP in the upcoming general elections.
He said, “We Muslims and people of the Zongos can no more allow ourselves to be deceived by the NDC and the time has come for us to join the winning team, the NPP”.
Amidst jubilation from party members who gathered at the constituency office at New Edubiase to witness the short ceremony, Sheikh Mahmoud said Nana Akufo-Addo possessed all the qualities to be a good president and Ghanaians must have faith in him to deliver.
The Islamic scholar who was accompanied by his cousin and campaign partner, Mallam Touffique, expressed confidence that apart from the New Edubiase Constituency, Ejura-Sekyedumase and Asawasi, the two other constituencies in Ashanti currently held by the NDC would also fall to the NPP.
Sheikh Mahmoud said before he leaves Ghana on December 2, this year, “I would have made sure that the NDC was finished in the Zongos”.
He said the choice of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as the running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo “was excellent” as it continued to work magic in the Zongos and the Muslim communities where the NPP used to have difficulties.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the New Edubiase Constituency, the District Chief Executive, Mr Francis Dorpenyo, thanked Shiekh Mahmoud for the gesture saying, it would surely boost the party’s campaign to wrest the seat from the NDC.