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General News of Monday, 21 November 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Akufo-Addo not gaining grounds in Eastern Region – NDC

The Eastern Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has rubbished claims by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, that the party has made significant gains in the NDC’s strongholds in the region.

According to the NDC, although the NPP flagbearer is an indigene, that is not enough grounds for residents to vote for him in the upcoming elections. The Eastern Regional Director of Communications for the NDC, Jamal Koneh, told Citi News in that the NDC is sure of winning 50 per cent of the votes in the region.

“He [Akufo-Addo], comes from this region, but as an indigene or somebody who comes from the Eastern Region, you are welcomed with a demonstration or a group of people who demonstrate against your arrival then that is even an indictment on you.”

Nana Akufo-Addo has spent the last few days in the Eastern Region urging the people to vote out the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and vote in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

While in the region, he visited constituencies considered NDC safe seats such as Lower Manya Krobo and the Afram Plains, with the aim of whittling down the NDCs support base. But Jamal Koneh says the NDC’s plans to split the Eastern Region votes equally are on course.

‘Vote out Mahama for economic mismanagement’

Nana Addo has said President Mahama has displayed he is inability to manage the country’s economy hence plunging Ghanaians into serious difficulties. His running mate, Dr. Bawumia, has also criticized government for what he describes as unbridled borrowing and unnecessary spending.