Sunday, November 30, 2008

Candidates assure of incident free elections in Ho East

Parliamentary candidates in Ho East Constituency on Saturday resolved to ensure that the polls in the Constituency were not marred by violence.
     Mr Victus Avuworda, Ms. Benedicta Datsomor and Dr. Samuel Buame of the New Patriotic Party, the Convention Peoples Party and an Independent Candidate, respectively pledged their commitment to peaceful elections and have therefore asked their supporters to be peaceful at the polls.
     This was at a forum organized by the Volta Physically Challenged Independent Group (VOLPHIG), with support from IBIS West Africa.
     The forum aimed at bringing together the constituents' and the candidates to interact was not attended by the candidates of the National Democratic Congress and the Peoples National Convention.
     The three candidates expressed worry at the polarized nature of the Adaklu-Anyigbe District and said they would work towards uniting the people if elected.
     Mr Avuworda said all government's interventions would be expanded to benefit all the communities in the District.
     He said his priority is to help alleviate poverty in the Constituency and asked the people to vote for him.
     Dr. Buame said his number one agenda was to improve infrastructure, especially road in the area, to pave the way for other developments.
     Ms Datsomor said when voted as Member of Parliament for the area, she would help create jobs, by promoting farming activities, to enhance the socio-economic development of the constituents.
     The three resolved not to let diversity of ideas divide the people and pledged to work together for the development of the area.
     Mr Francis Asong, General Secretary of VOLPHIG advised the people to use the interaction to make good choices that would bring development to the area.
     Mr Simon Manu, Programmes Facilitator of IBIS West Africa in charge of Public Participation in Local Governance (PPALG), urged the people to develop interest in governance and participate fully in the process, apart from exercising their franchise every four years.

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