Dr Samuel Sarpong, the National Democratic Congress,(NDC) parliamentary aspirant for the Nhyiaeso Constituency has advised constituents who will turn 18 years this month and many others who have not registered to vote in the general elections to do so in the upcoming limited registration exercise by the Electoral Commission.
Addressing the media at the Adiebeba School Park where he recently organized a football gala for Nine (9) electoral areas in the constituency, Dr Sarpong who is also the Managing Director at the State Housing Company Limited, (SHCL) said ”it was very important for the youth to take advantage of the limited exercise to get their names on the voters roll so as to be able to exercise their franchise this November”.
He noted the upcoming exercise could not have come at such an opportune time as this since many of the youth who have not registered could take advantage of it to do so.
Dr Sarpong stressed the youth needed to be part of the history of the Nation as they would have the chance to vote to choose who they would like to lead the country as their president as they register.
According to him, for an area such Nhyiaeso that currently lacks many infrastructural facilities to make it a first class residency the youth would be afforded the opportunity to choose a Member of Parliament who they believe will be able to get them proper and tangible development.
The NDC aspirant therefore charged the youth to take interest in the governance process in the country particularly in the Constituency so as to be able to contribute their quota to its development.
Earlier on before the games, Dr Sarpong presented a box of fluorescent tubes to Nine (9) Assembly Members in the constituency.
He also donated a giant trophy for the eventual winners and footed the bills of the 9 participating football teams who represented their electoral areas including their transportation, feeding and set of jerseys for the competition.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party following the grounds the State Housing Manager is gaining in their long existing stronghold have held emergency meetings to start a house to house campaign to counteract the inroads the NDC man is making in the Nhyiaeso constituency.
Earlier on last week, the Constituency Chairman Kofi Agyei popularly known as Joe Card is alleged to have stopped the Assembly members from participating in the non-partisan gala organized by the SCHL Boss to energize the youth in the constituency.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, Abraham Boadi, a known NPP executive and Assemblyman described efforts to mar the relationship with the NDC aspirant as unnecessary.
According to him, the recent gala which was organized by Dr Sarpong was a non-partisan activity for the youth since it afforded the elderly to admonish them to lead responsible lives in a friendly environment.
He therefore pleaded no effort is expended by the party to deny the assembly members their right to collaborate with government officials to ensure development for their respective electoral areas.