The Bawku Municipality came to a standstill when hundreds of party supporters mostly youth in their party paraphernalia took to the principal streets of the town on Monday 29th August, to welcome the flagbearer of the opposition NPP Nana Addo and his entourage into the Bawku central constituency as part of his campaign tour to the Upper East Region.
Alhaji Dori who contested Hon. Ayariga in the last year parliamentary elections has raised serious concerns over the rousing welcome granted the leader of the opposition NPP saying the body language and demeanor of the youth which saw some NDC members joining the crowd is clearly that of dissatisfaction with happenings in the Bawku central NDC.
According to him, this is a wakeup call for the ruling NDC to work tirelessly to maintain the seat which is being occupied by Hon. Mahama Ayariga and to win the presidential elections for the John Mahama.
The constituency’s parliamentary and presidential elections has always swung to favour either the NDC and NPP since 1992 as no Members of Parliament has ever successfully won the seat consecutively for two terms in the history of this constituency.
In an interview with Alhaji Dori, a leading member of NDC, he noted that “I deem it a duty not to sit and look at the high apathy and dissatisfaction that is seeping through the core membership of our party in the constituency.”
During Nana Addo’s recent visit to Bawku, he appealed to the Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Abugragu Azoka II, and the people of Bawku to vote massively for the NPP in the December polls.
The presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, promised to build massive social infrastructure and bring up interventions to improve the fortunes of the Bawku Traditional Area.
Nana Addo reiterated that, he is not interested in the domestic issues of chieftaincy disputes in Bawku, adding that, when elected president he will assiduously find a permanent solution to the issue.
He debunked allegations that, he supports either the Kusasis or the Mamprusis. Nana Addo disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba, Azoka II.
It is on this note that Alhaji Dori advised that the incumbent MP for Bawku, Hon. Ayariga to actively engage the youth of the area in decision making and focus on creating opportunities for them in terms of job creation and employment to help minimize the growing apathy in the party.
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