THE ACTING President of the Upper Axim Traditional Council, Nana Kwaw Tendele II, has urged the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, to continue pursuing his dream of becoming President of the Ghana.
He said the intent of Bagbin to contest the flag-bearer position of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a good one, as he (the chief) believes that Bagbin’s honesty, which he has demonstrated throughout his entire political life, would help him win the position “when the ‘umbrella family’ goes to the polls” on December 7, 2018.
“Hon. Bagbin is the longest-serving MP currently in the Parliament of Ghana. This is good news for Ghana and that means you are a very honest man. I believe that it is because of your honesty that is why your constituents do vote for you all the time. Therefore, you contesting the flag-bearer position of the NDC is a good thing. I know that your honesty will make you get crowned as the flag-bearer of the NDC,” he noted.
Nana Tendele made this observation on Monday, September 24, 2018, when Bagbin paid a courtesy call on the Upper Axim Traditional Council to ask for their permission to enable him to interact with some NDC members in their locality.
The Nadowli/Kaleo lawmaker also paid a courtesy call on the Chief Imam and the Zongo Chiefs in the Municipality.
He had stormed the area to interact with constituency executives drawn from Ahanta through to the Jomoro constituencies, founding fathers, 31st December Women’s Movement and some other notable groupings that came around to welcome him.
Bagbin had proposed to the chiefs the setting up of a body whose members would include chiefs, queens, religious leaders, media professionals, Chief Imams, and civil society leaders, including the District Chief Executive in each of the districts, to decide on the needs of the people and assist the Assembly to implement steps to meet the needs when elected flag-bearer of the NDC and subsequently become the President of the Republic.
“By that way, we will have a better local governance system where the destiny of the people will be in the hands of the local people,” he noted.
Bagbin assured the chiefs that he would make this proposal at the national level of the party for it to include it in its manifesto for election 2020 to enable whoever wins the flag-bearer position of the party and subsequently becomes the President of the Republic to implement it.
Nana Tendele made a passionate appeal to the Second Deputy Speaker to do his best to ensure that chiefs are not left behind in the local governance system of the country.