Story by: Coffie Emmanuel
The paramount Chief of Wa traditional Area, Wa-Naa Fuesini Seidu Pelpuo IV has thrown his support behind Goosie Tanoh who is contesting in the presidential primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The overlord of Waala traditional area touted Mr. Goosie Tanoh as a ‘’solid candidate” who must be supported and given the chance to lead the NDC into election 2020 as the flagbearer of the party.
He particularly praised Mr. Tanoh for conducting a clean election campaign devoid of insults and character assassination.
‘’ I am a witness to the fact that you have never insulted anybody, you are doing a very clean campaign, may Allah bless you’’ Wa Naa Fuesini Seidu Pelpuo IV told Goosie Tanoh and his entourage who are visiting the region for a four-day intensive campaign.
Speaking at his palace during a courtesy call on him by the NDC presidential aspirant, the Wa-Naa through his spokesperson Naa Ali Pulpuo Busah also a chief at Busah eulogized Goosie Tanoh and described him as a leader who is diverse, patriotic to the core values upon which the NDC was formed.
He declared that anybody who claims to be more NDC than Augustus Goosie Tanoh was a liar.
He indicated that Goosie Tanoh was a true blooded NDC founding member, saying ‘’ if anybody in the NDC says he has worked more than Goosie Tanoh, the person is telling lies’’.
He recounted history as far back as 1992 when he Naa Ali Pulpeo Busah and Goosie Tanoh together with other founding members of the party renounced their comfort, toiled, working day and night ‘’just to see the NDC to what it is today’’.
He stressed that people were scared to join the NDC during the revolutionary days adding however that the visionary leadership of the likes of Goosie Tanoh attracted many Ghanaians to voluntarily join the party.
The chief’s assertion is in sharp contrast to an erroneous perception of a younger generation of NDC members who have been made to believe that Mr. Goosie Tanoh betrayed the NDC party.
But Naa Ali Pulpuo Busah refuted such claims describing it as factually inaccurate.
In his response to the endorsement, Goosie Tanoh, a former Ghanaian diplomat and founding member of the NDC, thanked the overlord of the Waala tradional area, Wa-Naa Fueisni Seidu Pelpuo IV and promised to seek his wise council to govern the country if he wins the NDC internal contest and subsequently emerge as winner of 2020 presidential elections.
He bemoaned the dwindling electoral fortunes of the NDC in recent national elections and said his mission was to restore the party to its election winning days.
Goosie Tanoh received a similar endorsement from paramount chief of Osudoku traditional Area, Nene Aadegbor Ngmogmowuyaa during a recent campaign tour to Dododwa in the greater Accra region.
Mr. Goosie Tanoh received a rousing welcome upon entering the Upper West regional capital Monday.
He was ushered into the city by several men and women riding on motorbikes amidst wide jubilations from his supporters and onlookers. The scene from the streets of Wa to the Wa Naa palace can be likened to the biblical triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem.
Goosie Tanoh also met and interacted with party elders and regional executives of in the Upper West region.
He later in the evening addressed some members of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) of the NDC in the region where he encouraged the students to be worthy ambassadors of change in their communities to spark the rebuilding process of the new NDC.