Former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye has indicated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo brought development to the people of the constituency.
He said major road projects were done in the constituency over the last four years.
Similarly, the former Deputy Minister of Health said, the Teshie Landing beach was also developed by the President.
“President Akufo-Addo has started and completed major projects that the community had wished for over close to 50 years,” he told Giovanni Caleb on the 3FM Drive on Wednesday May 19.
Explaining why the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama won in the constituency, he said“So that was the situation that brought me to parliament. So, I knew from day one. But guess what, before 2016 in 2012, the NDC averagely wins Ledzokuku seat with a margin 10,000 votes, it is only when NPP wins that it is about 1000, they (NDC) have the comfortable hold. In 2020 it went back to that default where President Akufo-Addo had 50,000 votes, Mahama had about 59000plus.
“What does it tell you? It tells you that if you are a candidate who is contesting on the ticket of the NPP you have a mountain to break. It is like what Amewu did in Volta Region.”
He added “I don’t believe that former President Mahama had done so well that he deserved to lead close to 9000 especially with the work that Akufo-Addo had done in the last four years. Policies like the free SHS which has affected many families, coupled with the Highways in Ledzokuku, the Teshie Landing beach. President Akufo-Addo has started and completed major projects that the community had wished for over close to 50 years.
“So, the question is that, why is that NDC got that lead? This is the answer.
There are people who vote in a traditional manner. I know people who said [I] took care of them at the hospital but you know, I am NDC so I still voted for the NDC candidate . To be honest, most people you meet who tell you Doctor gave rice but didn’t give oil, it is not because of the oil.
“I understand where I am coming, I was born, bread in the constituency, my mother who raised me was strong NDC. When you ask her why are you NDC she eventually tells you this is where they say we belong. To them even when the NDC is performing so badly it is a heritage you must protect. When it id deep seated like this it takes patience, time to change the. The seat can come back.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana