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Politics of Monday, 11 July 2016

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Volta votes crucial for NDC in November elections - Kwadwo Gyapong

Votes garnered by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region in the forthcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections could be the lever to determine defeat or victory for the Party Mr John Kwadwo Gyapong, Volta Regional Chairman of the NDC has revealed.

The Party in the Region which is considered its ‘storehouse’ of votes, must therefore overturn the trend of the other parties, especially the NPP. It has so far done better in the region at every election since 1992.

This way, the Volta NDC, would tilt the balance against the votes of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from its strongholds in the Ashanti and Eastern regions.

Mr John Kwadwo Gyapong, Volta Regional Chairman of the NDC, expressed these views at the inauguration in Ho on Thursday, of the Holy Spirit College of Education (HOSCO) chapter of the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN), of the NDC.

Volta NDC, under the auspices of its youth wing, is working on a project, “Volta Gap one million votes,” under which all 26 constituencies in the Region, are expected to return 90 per cent and more votes for President John Mahama.

Mr Gyapong said the situation on the ground meant, therefore, that NDC members would have to work above and beyond themselves, to win more votes in the Region.

He charged every HOSCO-TEIN member to win four voters, who should also win four others to establish a four-voter-win-cycle, to enable the NDC to accomplish its expectations.

Felix Ofosu Kwakye, a Deputy Minister for Communications said NDC over the years had improved its performance in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions and therefore would still beat the NPP.

“The NPP cannot beat the NDC in an open fair contest,” Mr Kwakye declared to the rapturous students.

Henry Ametefe, Volta Regional Organizer of the NDC said the Party’s social democratic credentials drew all segments of society to it, as associates.

He cautioned members to be thoughtful about news in the media, because some information was tendentious.

Francis Ganyaglo, Deputy Volta Regional Minister urged students to remain committed to the ideals of the Party, dismissing as baseless, the notion that people in the Volta Region hardly got development commensurate with their support for the NDC.

Dzifa Gomashie, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, lauded the NDC and its antecedent, Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) for appreciating the importance of the creative arts in nation building and providing the sector with the needed support.

Dzifa Attivor, a former Minister of Transport said it was President Mahama’s credentials that were drawing high profile showbiz people to join his campaign and not cash.

After the inauguration of the 10-member executive body, David Donor, HOSCO-TEIN President, pledged to work hard to win more followers for the NDC in and out of the college.

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