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General News of Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Source: adomonline.com

NPP securing 30% vote in Volta Region impossible – Lecturer

A Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Samuel Adu Gyamfi says it would be impossible for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to secure 30 percent of votes cast in the Volta Region.

He was reacting to assertions by a former Volta Regional Minister under the Kufuor administration, Kofi Dzamesi, that the fact that some chiefs and youth in Peki, Kpando and Hohoe have pledged their support for the NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo proves their strong desire for change.

The former regional minister said, “Compared to the past, most residents are feeling the hardship under the present government and will vote accordingly.”

But Dr. Adu Gyamfi has questioned this claim, insisting the percentage of voters who may be looking for the said change cannot be quantified ahead of time.

“It will be quite difficult to determine because it is unknown if they will stick to their signature block voting or not. It will take more than campaigning to determine if NPP will win massively from the Volta” he indicated.

Meanwhile, NDC has rubbished the claims by the opposition party that it would astronomically increase its votes at its 'world bank'.

They insis,t the region remains their stronghold adding that, the NPP will get the biggest shock of their lives after the polls are announced.