Following the inability of the People’s National Convention Party (PNC) to file a parliamentary candidate for Navrongo Central, delegates at a constituency congress in Navrongo passed a resolution to support the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win both the parliamentary and parliamentary elections.
“On the basis of the 2012 PNC Navrongo Central Constituency issues of priority, the Executive should reactivate and conclude discussions with Hon Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo on a collaborative programme for the 2012 elections”, the resolution stated.
This, however, goes with bargaining and signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which include the NDC giving some opportunities to the PNC in terms of political appointments and jobs, should it win the elections particularly in the constituency.
It would be recalled that in the last elections the NDC won the presidential election and lost that of parliamentary election to the New Patriotic Party candidate, Mr Kofi Adda.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, the NDC parliamentary candidate, who lost the election to Mr Adda, is to contest with the same opponent.
Meanwhile, Mr Woyongo, who was invited by the PNC constituency to their Congress, commended the delegates for taking such bold initiative.
“We have over the years work together as social democrats and share the same ideologies, in 2008 you gave your support for the first and second round of voting and I want to commend you for the collaboration”.
He said the big fight ahead was poverty and ignorance and indicated it was only when they joined hands together that they could both fight the common enemy.
The aspirant told the delegates that within four years, the NDC Government had brought about unprecedented developmental projects including massive educational infrastructure, construction and tarring of roads among others, adding that most communities, which had no lights would begin to enjoy the Rural Electrification project before the elections.
“150 poles have already been dispatched to Binda, Yua, Gia and other communities. That is how the commitment to bridging the gap between north and south begins”.
He told the delegates that President Mahama was a more credible and winnable candidate and appealed to not to vote him alone but to vote for all NDC parliamentary candidates.
He said an education fund which was launched in the area would be expanded and put into the Navro-Pio Development Fund to assist brilliant but needy students.
“We are going to formalize the MOU and when we win you will also benefit from a lot of opportunities and programmes including National Youth Employment Programme,” he added.
Mr Pwoawuvi Joseph Weguri, Constituency Chairman of the PNC, said over the years the PNC had faced numerous challenges not only in the constituency but across the nation.