The Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface has reminded the teeming supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Greater Accra Region to jealously guard against complacency in the run-up to December 7 polls.
He said the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) Parliamentary Candidate may seem a neophyte in politics, but it does mean “we must go to sleep and let our guards lose.”
According to him, the immediate past NDC MP for the Constituency was an ‘elephant’ who was beaten by over 10,000 votes in the December 2016 elections and now that an ‘umbrella’ like Francis Xavier Sosu, the NDC’s candidate is on the chopping board, he must be beaten by 30,000 votes come December 7.
“You can beat an’ elephant’ by 10,000 votes and beat still, an ‘umbrella’ candidate with the same number of votes is nothing to show or brag about”, he argued.
The MP cautioned the party people when he filed his nomination at the La-Nkwantanang municipal Electoral Commission’s office to solidify his “Four more to do more campaign”.
The MP who is also the Minister of State at the Office of the Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was joined by the Municipal Chief Executive of La-Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly, Jenifer Dede Ajabeng; Eric Nartey Yeboah, the Constituency Chairman, some Constituency executives, electoral area coordinators to carry out the constitutionally mandated exercise amidst pomp and pageantry throughout some principal streets in the Constituency.
Alhaji Boniface after being taken through a rigorous section of vetting of his forms by the EC’s Returning Officers led by Mr. Livingston Amoako told the teeming supporters that the battle has begun for the NPP to consolidate its gains in the Madina Constituency.
“The battle is for the NPP to increase its votes by three times what was recorded in the last elections”, he told the cheering supporters gathered at the EC’s office.
“We need to consolidate mission Madina and beat the NDC’s Sosu by 30,000 votes because it will not be prudent to say the NPP beat a ‘paperweight’ like Lawyer Francis Sosu by 10,000 votes”, he added.
Accordingly, Alhaji Boniface appealed to the supporters to adopt a policy of convincing the people of Madina to buy into the slogan of the party “Four More for Nana to Do More”.
He also urged the supporters to sell the work the NPP has done in less than four years, which the NDC could not do in 12 years.
“We have a better chance at telling our story under His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo than they do.
“Tell the people to assess the NDC performance in government and that of the NPP in government and take a decision on who can better do the job for the betterment of Ghanaians”, he told the cheering crowd.
Alhaji Boniface reminded NPP faithful not to be swayed by the lies being told by the NDC and its leadership in the Constituency to the effect that the majority of the projects, ongoing in the Constituency were the handy works of the NDC in government.
He said going into the next elections his main priority will be to provide employable skills for the teeming unemployed youth in the Constituency like Germany did by providing skills to its youth.
Alhaji Boniface to the NDC that the governing NPP is committed to seeing Madina in peace during and after the December 7, elections.
The peace of the Constituency, he reiterated, is paramount to the development and growth of the Constituency.
On his part, Constituency Chairman Eric Nartey Yeboah appealed to the supporters to do extra work for the party in the upcoming elections to consolidate the gains made in Madina.
According to him, the candidature of the Alhaji Boniface has made the work easier for every member of the party.