By Haruna SumailaAbugri
Executives of the opposition National
Democratic Congress (NDC), in the Navrongo Central Constituency of the Upper
East Region, have expressed high optimism of defeating the newly elected parliamentary
candidate of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Led by its parliamentary candidate,
the NDC, told the media that it is poised and battled ready to snatch the seat from
the hands of the NPP in the upcoming December polls.
“Today’s outcome is an indication
that the New Patriotic Party has lost the battle. It is not a rejection of an
incumbent, but an outright rejection of the NPP.” Sampson Tangombu Chiragia,
Navrongo central NDC Parliamentary candidate told the media.
For Mr Tangombu, the New Patriotic
Party lost the 2020 general elections three years ago, due to failed promises and
“Ghanaians were deceived. The
sugarcoated lies, the dishonesty were irresistible. Ghanaians have seen the difference.
I am assuring you that come 2020, the National Democratic Congress will win
convincingly. We have been ready for elections 2020 regardless of who the NPP
selects as its parliamentary candidate”. He told the media as he beams with
hope and smiles.
Mr Tangombu, stated that the NDC is
the only party with the interest of Ghanaians at heart as he recounts what he
referred to as the numerous developmental projects in the area of roads
constructions, schools, health facilities, provision of water and electricity
He is thus asking Ghanaians to vote
out the NPP for John Dramani Mahama and the NDC to continue with the numerous developmental
projects that has since been stalled with the coming into power of the Akufo-Addo
led NPP government.
Delegates of the New Patriotic Party
in the Navrongo central Constituency, last Saturday, elected Madam Tangoba
Abayage as its 2020 parliamentary candidate in the party’s nationwide
She pulled 313 votes beating her only
and arch rival, Joseph Kofi Adda, the incumbent Member of Parliament for the
area and current minister for Aviation who obtained 256 votes.
Referred to as the lioness, Madam
Tangoba, prior to the electioneering campaign, was accused by her opponent of
been a stranger in the Constituency and thus only visits the area to drink beer.
As the two ministers battle for the
slot, all eyes were glued to the Tangoba-Kofi Adda contest. Campaigns started in
earnest amidst accusation and counter accusations from the camps of both
Interestingly, Madam Tangoba in her
victory speech, failed to recognize her opponent, making tongues wagging and
rolling as many were spotted, asking if all is well with the NPP ahead of the