Damongo, In the run-up to the forthcoming elections, political discourse in Damongo has been ignited by Hon Laminu, the Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Damongo constituency. During an interview on PAD FM, a community-based radio station in the constituency, Monday 16th October, 2023, on a program sponsored by the Damongo constituency MP.
Hon Laminu boldly asserted that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not secured a ‘clear’ electoral victory since their win in 1996.
According to the NPP communicator, elections with winning margins of not more than 51%, 52% and above cannot be deemed ‘clear’ win although a presidential win is supposedto be 50% plus 1.
“The NDC has never won a clear election since their victory in 1992, where they secured 56% and about 52% in 1996. No NDC government has managed to surpass 50% in the subsequent elections.”
“The NDC in 2008 only won with a little over 40, 000 votes and in 2012, a little over 300,000 votes which of course was disputed at the highest court of the land. This therefore confirms that the NDC always struggle to win unlike the NPP who will always win with a very clear margin”.
“51%, 52% 53% and above are clear win but that is not the case with the NDC, they always manage with only 50% plus in their win, this clearly shows that the NPP are the majority in Ghana”. He said
Hon Laminu went on to express the NPP’s commitment to the welfare of Ghanaians, asserting that the party places the nation’s interests at the forefront of its agenda. He contrasted this with comments from the opposition, suggesting that a presidential candidate genuinely concerned about the people would not make remarks such as “the flesh of Ghana’s economy is finished, it is now left with the bones.”
Hon. Laminu further underlined that the NPP’s performance in managing Ghana’s economy has been exemplary since 1992. He contended that the government, under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia, has consistently rejuvenated the economy, driven development, and generated employment opportunities.
The NPP Damongo constituency Communications Director also criticized the NDC for what he viewed as a lack of social policies that benefit all Ghanaians. He cited NPP initiatives like the free SHS policy, free BECE registration, expansion of school feeding program restoration of teacher and Nursing training allowances, Free TVET, the National Health Insurance policy and many more as examples of policies with broad-reaching impact.
In addressing the issue of youth opportunities and employment, Hon Laminu outlined the NPP’s accomplishments, highlighting the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) program as a policy that has provided many youths with opportunities on which recommendations of many such youth are currently employed permanently in other departments. He also mentioned the “Planting for Food and Jobs” initiative as a significant contributor to economic development.
Hon. Laminu urged Ghanaians to support the NPP in the upcoming 2024 elections, citing the party’s commitment to good governance.
According to him there is every indications that the party can “break the 8” because they have performed creditably well in all aspect of the economy and human development.
He also called on the media to use their platforms to disseminate the NPP’s policies, development projects, and initiatives.
Furthermore, Hon Laminu encouraged the people of Damongo constituency to rally behind their Member of Parliament, Hon Abu Jinapor, in order to continue the development projects, women’s empowerment, educational initiatives, healthcare improvements, sports development, and employment opportunities in the area.
According to the Director of Communication Hon. Laminu, “with the coming of Lawyer Abu Jinapor, Damongo constituency is now better placed than before. Damongo is indeed rising”.
Source; padfm.com.gh/ Edwin Gogu/0555588560