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An Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, Elikplim Akurugu, has bemoaned the ‘Ill-treatment’ meted out to party agents in the constituency during elections, insisting that such acts must stop.
Akurugu made the statement during the celebration of her birthday with some aggrieved NDC faithfuls who worked for the party in many ways since 1992 but have not been recognized, rather they have been relegated to the background.
In an interview with Ghananewsonline.con.gh in Accra, she said some of this angry persons are struggling with health issues, which is why she deemed it necessary to celebrate her birthday with them to encourage and assured them of her support.
Madam Akurugu told attendees at the party that she will create a committee with the constituency women’s wing to provide food and snacks to NDC agents in order not to be given contaminated/poisoned food from ill-motive people, especially the NPP during the 2020 elections.
She added that if possible the agents would be paid ahead to motivate them as they work during the general elections in 2020.
Madam Akurugu revealed that a research work she engaged professionals to do in the Dome-Kwabenya constituency indicated that the NPP wins by intimidating electorates perceived to be NDC loyalists. They also bus people into the area to vote.
The NDC PC Aspirant further hinted the party has the chance to recover the Parliamentary seat and maximize the Presidential votes if she wins to become the NDC Parliamentary Candidate at the Dome-Kwabenya.
Madam Akurugu was optimistic of snatching the seat from the NPP Member of Parliament (MP), Sarah Adwoa Safo and her ruling NPP because all the development projects in the constituency both completed and yet to complete were done in the NDC administration.
The aspirant mentioned asphalted roads, a new community Senior High School among many other projects in the area constructed by President John Dramani Mahama.
Elikplim Akurugu who is enjoying the support of even NPP members in the area, promised to organise health screening for the aged, especially the Dome-Kwabenya NDC faithfuls whose health conditions are dwindling.
Source: Elikplim K. Awuyeh
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