The Member of North Tongu on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Hon Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, yesterday, filed his nomination to contest as a parliamentary candidate in the December polls with ‘Okada’ riders.
This is to send a clear message to all and sundry that the Okada riders in his constituency have bought into the NDC’s manifesto promise of legalizing and regulating the commercial use of motorcycles if they when in the December polls.
These Okada riders who were predominantly clad in party paraphernalia were head over heels for the promise by NDC to legalize their trade and to allow them the freedom to move around without police intimidation.
Okudzeto Ablakwa expressed how he felt over the massive endorsement he received from the Okada riders in a Facebook post.
“I am grateful for the profound solidarity exhibited by Okada riders who led me on an exciting procession through the streets of Mepe, Battor and Aveyime ahead of the formal filing process. Undoubtedly a clear demonstration that former President John Mahama’s pledge to legalize and regulate the Okada business is practical, popular and possible. The NDC People’s Manifesto continues to galvanize many sections of society.
The good people of North Tongu are not intimidated and are determined to actively participate in the Ghanaian democratic experiment.
As I made clear in my remarks, we are resolved to remain loyal to the Ghanaian nation-state as we deepen our contributions in perfecting this union,” he said.