Ready to support Ramadan to bring the Adentan seat back home – Oye Lithur
The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries took place last Saturday, with some incumbent Members of Parliament (MPs) losing out to fresh faces, some of them big names in the scheme of the party.
At the end of the counting, nine NDC sitting MPs lost and will not be returning to Parliament after 2020.
Former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur lost to Samira Bawumia’s brother, Mr Adamu Ramadan in the Adentan constituency of the Greater Accra Region where she was hoping to win and represent the NDC in the 2020 election.
At the end of the election, she pulled 558 votes as against the winner who polled 730 votes making him the ultimate winner.
Despite the lost, the gender activists has pledged to support Mohammed Adamu Ramadan. This was contained in a statement forwarded to thepublisheronline.com.
According to her, her “ultimate aim is to serve” and has set her sight on helping Mr. Ramadan wrestle Adentan away from the New Patriotic Party.
“I will continue to put my energy, my experience, my voice and all my resources at your disposal. I will spend every hour working for your best interests, for the great NDC and for the Adentan constituency.
You [Ramadan] have won the battle, it is now time to come together under one umbrella to win the war. My team and I will be at your service when called upon and together we will work to bring the Adentan seat back home to the NDC,” she added in a statement.
Read below the full message:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
A few months ago I embarked on a journey of servitude, a journey to protect the interests of all constituents in Adentan. Together with my team, we travelled across Adentan to bring my message of hope and rejuvenation for our great party and our constituency.
Even more importantly, it was my privilege and honour to listen to you. You shared the concerns you have about our constituency and our party. You shared your inspiring visions of what is possible if we work together.
You welcomed me into your homes and communities and I am extremely grateful for this.
The underlying principle of democracy is that the people have the ultimate say in who represents them, and for those of us who wish to serve we are presented with one of two options: Now or later. For me the people of Adentan chose later, and yet I’m still grateful to have been considered.
My ultimate aim is to serve and I make a solemn pledge that I will continue in that stead. I will continue to put my energy, my experience, my voice and all my resources at your disposal. I will spend every hour working for your best interests, for the great NDC and for the Adentan constituency.
There are still victories in defeat, one of which is the comradery built over this campaign period. I lost the opportunity to serve but I gained a wonderful family.
To everyone who believed in OYE and shared in my vision I say a big thank you, the sleepless nights and tireless efforts will not be forgotten.
Well done to Ramadan and his team, I have called and sent him a message to congratulate him.
You have won the battle, it is now time to come together under one umbrella to win the war. My team and I will be at your service when called upon and together we will work to bring the Adentan seat back home to the NDC.
In all of this may we find solace in a piece of beautiful and timeless writing; Invictus by the poet William Ernest Henley. In the face of all the torrents of life, he stayed focused, resilient and unbroken; so do I.
‘’Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed’’
Hon. Nana Oye Lithur
Citizen of Adentan