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Linda Akweley Ocloo, Member of Parliament (MP) for Shai-Osudoku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, has entreated women vying for various regional executive positions of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to conduct campaigns in a peaceful manner, devoid of abusive and insulting words during and after the polls.
According to her, for the sake of the battle ahead and the need for unity in the party and in the country, they should control their tempers over provocative attitude from each other for the elections is a family affair.
“I will like to call on my fellow women who seeking for the various positions in the Region to serve NDC to avoid using harsh words on each other.mDon’t try to use abuse words, but rather use convincing skills, tell the delegate what you can do, not insults to your opponent. We are a family and this is a family affair. We cannot go into 2020 with divided party,” she advised.
Hon Linda Ocloo gave the advise when THE REPUBLIC caught up with her at parliament in Accra yesterday.
She advised the women organisers aspirants to avoid confrontation with their opponents to ensure the success of the regional elections
The Shai-Osudoku lawmaker said, the executives elections are part of the party reorganisation process leading to the general election in 2020, and that the women wing of the party has unavoidable role to ensure the victory of NDC but that could only realized if they conduct themselves devoid of emotion.
With few weeks to the Regional conference to elect new executives, the NDC female legislator called on women aspirants to ensure that whatever they do helps to advance the peace of the party.
“I will continue to advise my fellow women across the region, especially those who are vying for the Regional Women’s Organiser position to continue to speak to the issues but make sure in your attempt to market yourself you will maintain peace,” she added.
She also entreated the need for supporters of the various candidates to maintain loyalty to the NDC party and not engage in activities that would put the party on spotlights for opponent to use in the 2020.
The Minority MP said, Ghanaians have realised the deceptive policies of President Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) government and are yearning for the return of NDC, but that depend largely on how NDC members conduct themselves, stating, We need unity and the zeal to move together under one umbrella to rescue Ghanians from hardship.”
She added that, the NPP had failed to fulfil its electioneering campaign promises and should therefore be voted out of office in December 2020.
In her view, corruption, nepotism and others things that the NPP accused former President John Mahama and the NDC of doing when they were in opposition are what they doing worst in just 18 months in office.
This, she urged the NDC women to conduct peaceful campaign and treat the regional executives elections as a contest of ideas to lead the party and not to destroy each other.
“My humble appeal is for us to remained united after these elections so we can remove the NPP at the general elections,” Hon Linda said.
She however lauded the women for coming out to take various position other than Women Organizers post, stressing that, “this give me confident that, the 2020 election, we are going to win and make Ghanaians happy again with developmental projects.”