The Parliamentary Candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for Ayawaso North Constituency in the just ended general elections, Honourable Alhaji Manaf Mohammed Osman Halidu, expressed his overwhelming gratitude to the constituents.
He made this statement during a live ‘one-one’ interview on radio Universe 105.7fm, an Accra based radio station in Legon.
Alhaji Manaf said it was a tough competition considering him as a first timer in politics, gunning to snatch the seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), after ruling the constituency for twenty-eight good years without major infrastructural development.
‘I was optimistic of winning the seat for the first time for my party considering the support given me from my constituents and the party at large, he added.
This he said, was as a result of his efforts at bringing on board all the Constituency executives and those who contested them but could not make it, both past and current parliamentary aspirants as well as known NDC members who decided to throw their support for the party that earned me the name ' *koowa da koowa".*
When he was asked whether his campaign team failed him, Manaf replied ‘This is not time to point accusing fingers at those who did or didn’t do what they were supposed to do, but rather a time to reflect and tap assistance from different angles in order to do more for Ayawaso North Constituency, so long as Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and the New Patriotic Party remain in power for the next four years.
“The most important thing at this stage is to contribute my quota to ensure that the government of NPP under the leadership of Nana Akufo Addo, succeed in the implementation of its flagship programs which hitherto has been ignored by the opposition NDC”, he stressed.
Finally, I want to urge all our party supporters and sympathizers not to lose hope in our pursuit to claim the Ayawaso North Seat for our party. He thank Allah for giving us the Presidential victory. At least I can go to bed and enjoy a peaceful sleep knowing very well that I have a competent Commander in chief of the Ghana armed forces to protect the country. I couldn't have asked for more.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith