The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is confident of winning the upcoming primaries in the Ablekuma West Constituency.
According to her, the electorate wanted her to go back to Parliament adding that, she deserves another term having served her constituents very well as an MP.
She disclosed this last Friday when she submitted her nomination forms for the upcoming parliamentary primary in the constituency.
“For the three years the NPP has been in power, I have been able to lobby for developmental projects, that is how come most of the inner-roads in the constituency are being constructed. Ablekuma West deserves better and this is not the time to conduct any experiment.
We can’t afford to leave the constituency in the hands of trainees and people who don’t have the necessary experience. I have been tried and tested, gone through mill, so I urge you all to give me a resounding victory on April 25”. she said.
She admonished other parliamentary aspirants and supporters to conduct campaigns devoid of insults and character assassination to ensure peace and tranquility in the party.
According to her, parliamentary primaries are internal elections the party conducts to select suitable, credible, marketable and unblemished candidates to contest polls against opponents in other political parties in the general election.
She urged other aspirants and their followers to desist from slandering and humiliating their opponents and conduct a decent campaign, adding that insults and misconduct would not help the party.
She called on the rank and file to ensure that unity becomes their ultimate goal and the only panacea to help the party win the December 7 general elections.
She urged the delegates to endorse her again to enable her continue the good works started three years ago to improve the living standards of the people.
She said the government under President Akufo-Addo had managed the fragile economy inherited from the previous government and it had become one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Mrs. Ursula Owusu since she gained seat as Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency has embarked on several developmental projects, including facilitating the construction of roads and the launching of “work, pay and own taxi scheme”.
The scheme has since empowered the beneficiaries economically as they were given a period of three years to make payments.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is also credited for spearheading government’s digitisation agenda, which has helped transformed Ghana’s socio-economic development.
4 More Years To Do More
Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful in her closing remarks charged the gathering to vote four more years for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the upcoming December elections as well as for her to retain her seat as Member of Parliament for the constituency.
According to her, four more years is needed for the current administration to advance the course of development in Ghana with respect to the Ablekuma West residents.
Responding to cheers, the legislator said her administration has built a solid foundation which must be maintained and expanded after the 2020 election.
”Just 3 years, 2 months into office and the change you all voted for in 2016 has been seen. There is no household in Ghana which has not felt the positive impact of the Akufo-Addo government. Ablekuma West has seen the impact in the able leadership of the NPP, reason we calling for more years to do more. 4 more for Nana, 4 more for Ursula”
Constituency Chairman of the party, Bright Osei Puni on his part described Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as an action woman.
According to him, the works of Ursula in the constituency for the past three years since she resumed office has been exceptional and phenomenon in the party’s history.
“Ursula as a woman has been marvelous, she has done well enough. She has submitted her forms to us, it is of high value, no mistake or whatsoever after we the party heads here checked. So far she has been the only person to present her forms.
”The evidence of what has happened here today shows she has majority of support in the constituency. Her goods deeds and hardwork has no comparison,” he said.
He urged the electorates to be guided by the works she had done in the constituency and vote for her as parliamentary candidate to help retain the seat for the NPP.
“The people of Ablekuma West are very lucky that they have an experienced and affable person, who sits in cabinet meetings and have been able to lobby for development for her people over the years. It is important to ensure that you keep her in parliament for the sake of the future of the constituency,” he added.
The ruling New Patriotic Party is expected to hold Parliamentary primaries in areas where it has sitting Members of Parliament (MPs) on April 25, 2020.
The NPP has I69 sitting Members of Parliament out of the total 275 seats in Parliament.
The party has already elected more than 95 Parliamentary candidates who would be contesting on its ticket in orphan constituencies [areas the party does not have sitting MPs].
The same April 25, 2020 date would also be used to elect a flagbearer for the party for Election 2020.
Veteran gospel musician, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, popularly known as Great Ampong, ‘Proud Fvck Boys’ hitmaker – Tulenkey among other personalities were present to entertain the crowd.