The drive for a second term bid for Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South Constituency, has received massive boost, as hundreds of electorates, including chiefs, opinion leaders and youth groups, have rallied behind his candidature.
His endorsement, became possible as a result of what constituents described as remarkable performance by the MP in terms of developmental projects he undertook within a space of three and half years as a first term lawmaker.
As a result, the electorates numbering over 5,000 on Thursday, October 8, poured onto the streets in show of support, as they accompanied the MP to file his nomination forms to contest the seat for the second time on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December polls.
Addressing the teeming supporters after filing his forms, Rev. Ntim Fordjour, expressed appreciation to members of the NPP, for their unflinching support over the years and for endorsing him to contest again in the forthcoming general elections.
He pledged to run a campaign of issues devoid of personal attacks by focusing on the great potential of the Constituency by empowering the youth through creation of jobs.
The soft-spoken legislator, has always maintained that his decision to represent the people of Assin South in Parliament was not an opportunity to enrich himself and his CV or merely be an office occupant, but a call to serve to ensure the collective improvement in the living conditions of all constituents without discrimination.
For him, the recent support and love shown him so far is an indication that the people are looking for a dynamic, humble, approachable, development-oriented modern leader who will leave behind concrete legacies for future generations in the Constituency.
He noted that the President Akufo-Addo led administration within the last three and half years had demonstrated good governance that translated into the improvement of livelihoods, hence Ghanaians need to maintain the NPP in power to continue to deliver more development projects to the citizenry.
The MP also charged party supporters to intensify their campaigns by explaining the massive development projects undertaken by the government in the area, to the electorate so that they can take an informed decision.
Touting on his achievements and infrastructure records, the constituents told The Herald that, although their MP is only a first timer, almost every community in the Constituency out of a total of 246 communities under the Assin South, have benefited from at least two or more infrastructure and human development project of the MP.
They mentioned that, the MP through lobbying the area has seen bitumen surfacing of a total of about 120 roads, establishment of 12 ICT labs, the installation of telecommunication masts which is providing network access for about 35 communities, giving tertiary scholarships to students as well as providing thousands of jobs for the youth, among others.
For example, an area called Assin Nyamebebu has benefited from World Bank Water Project, New Health Center, construction of road and other donation to Artisans.
At Assin Amoabin, the town has also benefited from classroom blocks, World Bank Water project, road construction and other personal donations to Artisans. In Assin Damtsekrom, a 3-unit classroom block has also been constructed, construction of a mechanized water system amongst others.
While, urging his supporters to eschew violence during the campaign process, the MP expressed confidence that the NPP will win massively in the area, both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Rev. Ntim Fordjour, appealed for unity and love among supporters He enjoined his followers to propagate his achievements and the good works of the government.