The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Madam Patricia Appiagyei has in an unorthodox fashion launched out to people in his constituency with the message of change as she washed and cleaned cars of residents last Saturday morning.
This extra-ordinary initiative, interestingly, drew a large crowd of onlookers as the legislator took turns to wash, dust and clean vehicles belonging to patrons of the Asokwa washing bay.
In a surprising move, the wife of the flag-bearer of the NPP, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo whose convoy was en route to Effiduase had to drive by and support the Asokwa MP, an action that drew hundreds of passersby to the grounds.
Mrs Akufo-Addo in her succinct remarks praised the exploits of the MP and called on residents of Asokwa to vote massively for the NPP to ensure the party recaptures political power in the upcoming polls.
The legislator, while undertaking the novel exercise, interacted with patrons and vehicle owners on the need for them to vote for change in the upcoming general elections.
The Asokwa MP told patrons the NPP had plans to create jobs for the unemployed youth of the country, resource others who are in need of start-up capital for business as well as reduce the tax burdens on industry and private initiatives.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper after the four (4) hour exercise, the legislator who was accompanied by a group of young ladies called ‘Loyal Ladies of NPP’ and party executives indicated her desire to win more people to the fold of the NPP.
According to her, the party needed every vote in the upcoming election to enable it reclaim power from the under-performing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
She insisted the party wanted political power to enable it to implement the good policies it had in the manifesto they recently launched.
‘’My brother, this initiative of mine was just to enable me drum home the point that positive change is a collective responsibility of all, especially those who want the best things in life’’, Mama Pat disclosed.
On his part, Constituency Chairman, Robert Asare-Bediako indicated the party’s determination to win 90 percent of the popular votes in both the presidential and parliamentary polls in the Asokwa constituency.
According to him, the party needed to win almost every household from now till December 7th, noting the NPP is committed to realizing this set target.
He indicated the car washing initiative of the NPP MP and the Loyal Ladies of the constituency was part of efforts to get close to its constituents.
Edmund Kyei, Communications Officer of the Constituency hinted of plans by the party to replicate such exercise throughout the constituency.
He also disclosed efforts to engage more of the youth with programs tailored towards their welfare, relaxation and voter education.