In terms of hostility when it comes to historical voter trends, the Volta Region appears to be the only region that constantly punishes the New Patriotic Party(NPP) after votes have been cast.
Electoral Commission’s statistics has it that during the 2012 general elections, there was higher voter turnout in the Volta Region to an extent that the only parliamentary seat won by the NPP four years ago in the Nkwanta North Constituency was lost, making the Volta region the only region in which the NPP has no MP.
But a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa constituency, Maxwell Kofi Jumah has predicted that as the 2016 general elections draws nigh, the New Patriotic Party is targeting about 2 million votes from region.
Though this might sound paradoxical, Mr. Jumah stated on OKAY FM that out of “hunger” and “regrets,” people in the region were banking all their hopes on the NPP to come and alleviate them from their pain.
“Peoaple in Volta Region are hungry and dying and they have now regretted they voted for the NDC”, he said.
His optimism stems from President Mahama’s hopes of raking in about one million votes from the Ashanti Region, the NPP’s stronghold for his party.
President Mahama is reported to have said during his recent visit to Ashanti Region that the chances of increasing the National Democratic Congress’s in Ashanti Region looks likely in 2016.
But with an improbable supposition, Mr. Jumah doubts President Mahama vision would ever manifest in Ashanti Region to be specific.