In remembrance of his election victory on December 7, 2020, the Member of Parliament for Jirapa, Hon Cletus Seidu Dapilah, has assured his constituents he would work hard to justify the confidence reposed in him during the 2020 election.
According to him, though he knew he was going to win the December 7, elections, it took collaborative teamwork and sacrifices of his campaign members to ensure the resounding victory.
Hon Dapilah was speaking in an Interview with EXPRESSNEWSGHANA, in Parliament to mark the one year of his election victory on December 7, 2020.
By the closed of the polls on December 7, Hon Dapilah secured 25,175 out of total votes cast representing 72.88 per cent against his closed competitor, Paul Derigubaa, who managed to obtain 9,366 votes representing 27.12 per cent of total votes cast.
He initially beat Dr Francis Dakura, the then incumbent MP for the area during the internal parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2019, to annex the candidature to contest the general election.
While recounting the political impediment and schemes against him becoming victorious before and during the election, Hon Dapilah said hard work by his campaign team paved the way and he would forever owe them gratitude for their sacrificial job done.
“Even though I knew I was going to win the election, so many underground schemes by persons who think I don’t deserve to be MP or should not be the person to represent the good people of Jirapa tried their best to frustrate my campaign but their plans and schemes could work against me. I was on the ground and my team members stood on their feet to ensure the right things were done.”
“So as an experienced grassroots politician, I did not sleep on my job though I was the candidate. I took part in every groundwork and before even the Electoral Commission (EC) collate the results, I and my team already have our results at hand. Our figures were correct and we knew I won the election cleanly,” Hon Dapilah who sounded very confident added.
He however expressed gratitude to the people of Jirapa Constituency for the opportunity to serve them by voting massively for him on the December 7, 2020, elections.
According to him, the constituency would be well represented in parliament to bring the needed development, noting that, though his predecessors have done their best, the constituency is still engulfed with deprivation and abject poverty which he promised to tackle.
He said despite the overwhelming economic hardship imposed on Ghanaians by the current government, he would work hard to honour his campaign promises to justify the confidence response in him.
He said education, health, roads and sustainable jobs for the youth would be his priority, rural electrification, among other issues, are his major concern of the people, stressing that most of the roads often become inaccessible during the rainy seasons.
He reaffirms his commitment to ensuring that the development needs of the people were met.
Currently, in parliament, Hon Cletus Dapilah is a member of Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary sub-committees of Parliament.
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