Mr. Oppong Francis, winner of Saturday’s National Democratic Congress’ Parliamentary primaries at Nkawkaw has dedicated his victory to his close contender, Madam Bridgette Oforiwaa, aka “Ode Small” and the party as a whole, indicating that the victory is for every member of the party.
“My victory today is not personal but a victory for my sister, Ode Small and most importantly NDC as a whole”.
The parliamentary candidate elect for the NDC made these remarks during an interview section with journalists after his declaration on Saturday.
According to him, his constant faith in God has always given him victory in everything he does and therefore was not under any kind of fear of defeat. He further noted that, once he has been elected, his major task is to bring every member of the family together under the umbrella and work towards victory 2020.
“I thank God for his favor. I also thank all delegates who have elevated me to this height. I want to say that, the task ahead is also very heavy and that is to rally every member of the party under the umbrella to work towards the ultimate goal of ensuring a resounding victory for John Mahama and myself”. He said.
Responding whether he has confidence to win the seat to become member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Mr. Oppong indicated that everyone going for a battle is always confident of winning and so if the NPP says they will knock him out, he wishes them well but hastened to add that, December 7th will not entertain any kind of complacency on anybody’s side so he will focus on mobilizing his people to work towards the ultimate goal.
“I have a track record of winning in everything I do and if you remember how God did wonders for the people of Israel to move through the sea within a twinkle of eye, so shall he do for the NDC too in December 7th”. He added.
At the end of the electoral process that began around 7am on Saturday and ended at 5pm, the electoral officer announced at the coalition centre that, out the total of 862 voters, Oforiwaa Bridgette pulled 405 vote whiles Oppong Francis also pulled 456 votes with one rejected.
Story by Nana Kwame Andoh