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Politics of Friday, 4 November 2016

Source: Graphic.com.gh

NPP reviews targets for Volta Region

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has reviewed its target of winning three parliamentary seats and 30 per cent of the total votes in the Volta Region to five parliamentary seats and 50 per cent of the presidential votes, respectively.

The review follows the recent campaign tour of the region by its Flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, which the party described as a “monumental success” and a “striking historical political democratic revolution within the region.”

At a media conference last Tuesday to announce a review of the target, Mr Peter Amewu, the Regional Chairman of the NPP, said, “For a region that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) thinks is its world bank, the expression of support for Nana Akufo-Addo was intense and overpowering, an indication that the NPP would win more seats and votes.”

He said the reception demonstrated Nana Addo’s “unmatched popularity in this year’s presidential race,” with people in the Volta Region hailing him as a “Messiah, Defender, Saviour, Peace Maker and incorruptible Leader.”

Mr Amewu said the Volta Region was no longer the stronghold of the NDC and expressed optimism that the electorate in the region would “send a clear message and shock to the NDC by saying ‘enough is enough’ and voting for the NPP.

He expressed gratitude to the chiefs and people of the region for the reception given to Nana Addo and stated the party’s commitment to developing the region and creating jobs for young people when given the nod to govern the country in the December polls.

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the NPP Director of Fundraising, later launched the party’s “Adopt-A-Polling Station” project which is aimed at encouraging members to contribute money and resources to support polling station activities on the election day.

He said apart from money, members and sympathisers could support specific polling stations with food, water and other logistics and added that all contributors would be acknowledged duly.

The NPP has no parliamentary seat in the Volta Region but won 12.93 per cent of presidential votes in the region in 2012.