Former CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA and NDC presidential hopeful, Mr. Sylvester Mensah continued his week long tour of the Northern and Upper west regions with a call on Nayiri, the overlord of Mamprugu land and his elders to officially inform them of his intention to lead the party as custom demands.
The Nayiri, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, after listening to the former honorable member of LA dadekotopon, pronounced blessings upon him, and admonished the eloquent politician to disregard the naysayers and focus on realising his full leadership potential bestowed on him by God as he takes his message of “unified party, rewarding loyalty and prosperity for all” to the grassroots of the party, in his quest to the lead the NDC.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Sylvester Mensah, met with executives from five constituencies all in the Northern region.
WALEWALE AND YAGABA KUBORI
At Walewale, where he met with executives of Walewale and Yagaba kubori, Mr. Mensah expressed gratitude for the warm reception accorded the team, adding that his vision for the party is to see a unified party that rewards its followers and indeed ensure prosperity for all its rank and file.
He added that the time for change is now, pointing to the fact that, what the party needs now is a new face, new leader, new vision, new mindset and a new set of relationships and engagements that will inspire hope towards the 2020 victory with him as leader.
Mr. Mensah continued with his message when he met with executives of Nalerigu who readily embraced the message of prosperity for all and the agenda for a new leader, new direction and a unified party for victory 2020.
The team arrived to a warm reception by executives of Bukpurugu and Yunyoo. Mr. Mensah was led by the executives of the two constituencies to pay a courtesy call on the Paramount chief of the Bimoba traditional area, Alhaji Abuba Nasinmong.
Addressing the chief and elders, Mr. Mensah informed the respected chief of his intention to lead the NDC.
Speaking to the team, Alhaji Abuba commended Mr. Mensah for his bold decision to offer himself for leadership and subsequently lead the country.
He wished him well and ask for God guidance and protection for Mr. Mensah.
After the usual hearty chat with the executives, they took turns to commend Mr. Mensah for his respect for party structures and the executives. This was as a result of the decision to oblige to meet the executives at their constituencies even though it was scheduled earlier that the meeting will take place at Nalerigu but they asked its held at Bukpurugu.
They assured him of their support in the race to who leads the party.
The team has since left for Yendi to continue with the tour.
Source: Eric Nii Odartey Lamptey and Marcus Garvin Adampah