By: Jerry John Akornor/www.africanakua.com, Ghana.
Madam Sheila Bartels, the Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the governing NPP, has pledged to capture the seat with a landslide victory in the crucial 2020 polls as she warned her opponents not to be overly ambitious.
The 2020 Ablekuma North electioneering battle line was clearly drawn between NDC’s Winifred Ashley Mensah and NPP’s Sheila Bartels after the two major political parties launched their manifestos. According to Sheila Bartels, apart from winning the seat, her campaign team is poised to deliver 80,000 votes to stamp President Akufo-Addo’s second term bid come December 7.
Speaking at the inauguration of ‘Movement for Sheila’ which is intended to spearhead her 2020 electioneering campaign in Accra on 13th September, 2020, Sheila Bartels said the track records of the Akufo-Addo-led Administration plus effective campaign are enough to hold grounds against her key competitors in the December 7 polls.
” ‘Movement for Sheila’ was initiated by a group of constituents to help us campaign and achieve our target of 80,000 votes. They believe that I will be able to deliver what I am promising the constituency, we need four more to do more”, she said.
The Ablekuma North Constituency has been a stronghold of the NPP with former Information Minister Kwamena Bartels, Justice Joe Appiah as MPs, and the incumbent Lawmaker Nana Akua Afriyie winning the seat in every general election.
Madam Sheila Bartels has also promised to scale up job creation and economic empowerment of the constituents. According to her, although the NPP within four years has undertaken streets lightening and infrastructural developments for the constituency, the ruling party needs renewal of mandate to tackle head-on a myriad of problems facing the constituents.
“For Ghana and Ablekuma, we need four years to do more, build upon our achievements in terms of streets lights, roads, jobs for the youth, empowering constituents economically to optimizing their potentials for benefits”, she said.