Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has urged Ghanaians to vote massively for the PPP to ensure continuous progress and development for the country.
He said voting the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into power again in the 2012 elections would amount to a major mistake on the part of Ghanaians because the two parties had clearly exhibited their inability to address the socio-economic problems facing Ghanaians, especially jobs for the youth.
Dr Nduom, in the homerun of his campaigns tours across the country, made the call at separate gatherings in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA), Cape Coast North and Coast South constituencies in the Central region ahead of Friday’s election.
He told the people at the gatherings that they should opt for serious, capable, competent, incorruptible leaders who could bring progress, prosperity, unity and peace to the country, adding, ‘It is only the PPP that can offer this alternative”.
The PPP flagbearer said governance was a “serious business that must be given to serious people to handle”, and that Ghanaians should do away with leaders who competed with money instead of ideas.
He asked the electorate to examine those vying to lead the country in 2012 Election, and identified himself as the most competent among the lot, considering his record of tangible achievements both in government and in private life.
The PPP’s is using the embers of the campaign period to focus attention on constituencies where it has electoral advantages, especially key constituencies like the KEEA in the Central region, where other political parties are having a hard time pressing down their messages.
During a mop-up stop in the KEEA, Dr Nduom introduced Doreen Manieson, the party’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency when he interacted with the fisher folks and urged them to vote massively for the PPP on Friday.
Later at a mini rally at the London Bridge, a popular social joint in Cape Coast, Dr Nduom also called on the people to reject the two-party state status quo and vote for the PPP for competent incorruptible leadership that would solve Ghana’s problems.
Coincidentally, supporters of the NPP were also having a candlelight processing in the area, and as soon as the PPP campaign convoy approached they gave Dr Nduom, who was standing out of his vehicle, a tumultuous welcome.
There he called on the electorate to reject both the NDC and the NPP in the polls on Friday for failing them in their respective tenures.
He appealed to them to give the mandate to the PPP to implement its viable policies to better their standard of living.
Dr Nduom also exhorted the people to ensure that the ballots were peaceful and urged them to vote for the party’s parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast South, Bright Edem Droefenu.
He later addressed students of the Cape Coast Polytechnic, where he urged them to examine those seeking their mandate and vote for someone who could bring a positive influence on society.
Dr Nduom told them that he would elevate the status of the Higher National Diploma to enable them find their rightful place on the job market if voted into power.
He explained that the polytechnics had produced brilliant and talented people, now occupying distinguished positions, both locally and internationally, and said the party would harness the country’s resources to establish industries to create employment.
He asked them to vote massively for the PPP parliamentary candidate for Cape Coast North, Mrs Sarah Mary Bucknor. GNA