Delegates numbering three hundred and seven eight have all endorsed the candidature of the outgoing Minister for Works and Housing Water Resources as the parliamentary candidate for the Nadowli West constituency of the Upper West Region for the 2012 parliamentary election.
Mr Alban Bagbin’s popular acclamation comes in the wake of the disqualification of an aspirant, Roger Galee, who later petitioned the national executives of the NDC.
After a thorough check, the disqualification was upheld leaving Honorable Alban Bagbin as the sole candidate for the Nadowli West constituency.
Speaking at the function, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Kale Caesario said the disqualification of one of the youth in the person of Roger Galee, should serve as a warning to the youth for disregarding party structures and regulations in going about things.
He said the NDC as a party has what it takes to regulate its activities as a party and it is incumbent for the youth especially those who belong to the party to subject themselves to rules and regulations of the party at all levels.
 The performance of the NDC in the last three years is unprecedented in the history of the country as can be seen in the physical infrastructure across the country.  In the Upper West Region alone, five polyclinics have been constructed with many health learning institutions, this he said with other social amenities provided by the government is enough testament for the government to regain power after the 2012 general elections.
He described Honorable Bagbin as an asset that the Nadowli West constituents have been blessed with, warning against the use of internal politics within the rank and file of the party to erode the gains of the government.
The Regional Chairman of the NDC, Alhaji Isahaku Malik called on the disqualified aspirant, Roger Galee not do anything that will go to the advantage of their opponent. He therefore called for tolerance and unity for the NDC as a party to win the general elections hands down.
Honourable Bagbin in his acceptance speech, said words alone cannot capture his happiness as this time round the constituency would be won with a wider margin to improve the electoral figures.
He gave the assurance that the Nadowli seat will be retained and President Mills will continue to rule as the president of the country come 2013.
 He hinted that since 2009, through his initiative, over 61 boreholes have been drilled, 41 communities hooked to the national grid and small town water project provided to many communities in the Nadowli District.
The Minister of Health designate added that in the educational sector alone, 78 day nurseries have been built in all primary schools across the district and USAID is providing six more classroom blocks to cater for the human resource need of the constituency.
He described human resource development as his number one priority area.
He said in 1992 when he joined politics, the Nadowli district was an area with least development, but his intervention over the years has improved education, road network health and agriculture. He said the constituency has enough health infrastructures, what is required now is to equip them with material and human resources. As he goes back to parliament, he noted, he has mapped out three strategic areas of education, health, agriculture and how to eradicate poverty in the constituency.

B.M.J Seidu


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