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Politics of Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Source: GNA

Ashanti Regional NPP campaign team tours New Edubiase Constituency

Wuruyie-Ashanti, June 17, GNA - Ashanti Regional branch of Nana Akufo-Addo's Campaign Team on Sunday began a massive campaign tour of New Edubiase Constituency which is considered a stronghold of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The NPP has decided to wrestle the seat together with that of Ejura-Sekyedumase and Asawasi which are currently being occupied by the NDC to consolidate its hold on Ashanti Region. The team, which included Mr F.F. Anto, Former Ashanti Regional Chairman, Alhaji Sheriff Baba, Former Ghana's Ambassador to Guinea, Mr George Ayisi-Boateng, a Founding Member, Madam Serwaa Derkyi, Mr Patrick Acheampong and Nana Opong Mensah visited Acheasewa, Kyerebabi, Kotwea, Aboabo and Wuruyie communities.

Addressing separate meetings, Mr Anto said the Party was poised to win the seat, which had eluded them in all general elections since 1992. He assured the people that the NDC would not return to power therefore, it was incumbent on them to vote for the NPP for development in their communities. Mr Ayisi-Boateng said the NDC had no new ideas to solve problems facing Ghana and stressed the need for the people to look at what the NPP Government had done in a relative short period and change their minds.

"A massive change of attitude is swinging the votes in NPP's favour countrywide in areas the party has been losing elections because of the successes of the NPP Government," he stressed and called on the people in the constituency to join the bandwagon. Mr Ayisi-Boateng appealed to the people to vote massively for the NPP to ensure the continuation of the good works the party had started. Mr De-graft Kyei Baffour, NPP Parliamentary Candidate for New Edubiase Constituency said the constituent had voted for the NDC for the past 16 years but had not received any development in their communities. He stressed the need for the people to change now and vote for NPP to bring development to the area. Mr Kyei Baffour assured the people of effective leadership when