I’ll retain Ablekuma West seat – Ursula
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP
Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has stated she would win the upcoming parliamentary primaries and even retain the seat in the November 7 polls.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is organizing a parliamentary primary in the area on Saturday to elect a candidate to represent it during the 2016 parliamentary elections in November.
Following some misunderstandings that erupted over the constituency’s voters’ register, the event was delayed and a new date fixed to this Saturday, April 9.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, a female firebrand in the party told an Accra-based radio station, Citi FM, that “I am relieved and very confident that victory is mine on Saturday. I am relieved because it is long and coming and I’m glad that we have a chance to finish preparatory work towards launching our campaign to retain the seat and maximize our votes for the flagbearer and hopefully win the general elections as well.”
According to her, “We are all determined that as one people focused with one agenda; we are ready to join forces to retain the seat with enhanced margin and work hard to do even better than we did the last time, in both the presidential and parliamentary election.”
The MP is in fierce battle with two other contestants – Roni Nicole and Theo Tetteh.
She continued that over the years, she had helped in reshaping the area as an MP and even lobbied for a number of projects to be executed in the constituency.
And therefore, voting her as their MP for the second term, she indicated, would enable her forge head to bring more developmental projects to the people of the area.
Roni Nicole also told the station “I believe the Lord will certainly make me victorious in the election on Saturday.”
He explained that he was in the race because the NPP believed in democracy and it was his civic responsibility to represent the people of Ablekuma West in the August House of Parliament.
“Our party believes in democracy and I believe as a registered voter, it’s my right to also want to contest to represent the people of Ablekuma West and our parliamentary candidate. I just believe that the time has come to have a new face for the people of Ablekuma West.”