The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has given Gh¢60, 000 to the Catholic Church in Ghana.
A Catholic himself, the business magnate said the donation is part of his contribution towards the church’s centenary celebrations, especially as members and the leaders prayed for him during his trying moments with the Electoral Commission which almost cost him his presidential bid.
The president of Groupe Nduom gave out Gh¢10,000 instantly at the St. Edward Catholic Church at Jukwa in the Central region as part of his campaign. He has promised to fulfill the remainder on his birthday which falls on February 15.
Reward Nduom with your votes
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the PPP Nii Alottey Brew-Hammond is asking the people of the Central region to vote massively for Nduom in the December polls.
According to him, Nana Akufo-Addo and John Mahama have proven over the years that they have nothing better to offer Ghanaians.
Mr. Hammond was speaking at the party’s Central regional rally held at Mankessim on Saturday, 12 November 2016 under the theme: “Adze papa wo fie a oye.”
The rally brought the entire Mankessim township to a halt as thousands of supporters gathered to listen to the message of the PPP.
He urged the region to judge Dr. Nduom by his competence and job creation track record and not the mere fact that he is from the region as others have sought to do in the past.
“We need thinkers and job creators to occupy the Flagstaff House. As we all can see young people from this region are leaving to seek greener pastures elsewhere because of the lack of jobs coupled with deteriorating living conditions. Reward Nduom with your votes because he did not earn the Edwumawura accolade by just sitting down,” he said.
The PPP chairman took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, for constantly saying he is going to the Jubilee House should he win the December elections.
“There’s no such thing as the Jubilee House; we have the Flagstaff House so he doesn’t know where he wants to go.”
For his part, Dr. Nduom, thanked the people of the region for their unflinching support during his tango with the Electoral Commission (EC).
“You have showed that we are bold,” he said.
He, however, decried the state of the region saying that it is the fourth poorest region in Ghana despite the role it has played in the history of Ghana.
“If you continue to follow the NDC and NPP then you don’t love yourself. Teachers posted to teach in parts of Ghana some years ago were from this region but today our people do not even go to school. I wonder why in today’s world cholera will break out in Cape Coast. A new hope for Ghana coming and it’s coming from the Central region,” he told the thousands of party supporters.