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Bunkpurugu electorates cautioned against skirt-and-blouse voting

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NDC’s aspirant paid courtesy calls on chiefs in Bunkpurugu

The Parliamentary Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Bunkpurugu Constituency of the Northern Region, Anthony Gingong, has revealed that decoupling partisan politics from challenges faced in the Bunkpurugu District is the only way the district can witness a turnaround.

Mr Gingong opines that until residents reconcile their thoughts and focus on investing in themselves, the district will continue to lag behind in development.

Self inflicted challenges, poor leadership, the absence of the desire to empower women, and invest in children and the youth are among the top on his list of diagnosis.

Speaking in Bunkpurugu during his first official visit after winning the National Democratic Congress primary some weeks ago, the Director in charge of  Quality Assurance at the National Health Insurance Authority, indicated that poor leadership have made it difficult to solicit government’s intervention thus calls on electorates to vote for him to bring the development the district is yearning for.

“Bunkpurugu needs a good leader, who will prioritize investments in women and children empowerment, youth development and work on sustaining the peace in the district.”

He paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Nakpanduri, David Kansuk, and the Chief of Bunkpurugu, Nasimong Abubakar, and some other chiefs in the district to solicit their blessing and support ahead of the 2016 election.

Meanwhile, chiefs in the Bunkpurugu District have appealed to residents to change their voting patterns.

The constituency had 68 polling stations in the 2012 election. The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo  Dankwa Akufo-Addo managed to win at only one polling station out of the sixty eight polling stations but its parliamentary candidate Solomon Boar won at 62 polling stations.

President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress won the presidential election with a total 67 out of the 68 polling stations and the parliamentary candidate, Bonchal Duut Abdulai, losing at 62 polling stations.

This depicts a clear skirt and blouse votes pattern and that the various chiefs in the consistency have cautioned electorates ahead of the 2016 elections.

By Zubaida Ismail|3news.com|Ghana

Twitter: @3Newsgh

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