Freddie Blay addressing newsmen after the programme
THE ASHANTI Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday (Sunday) inaugurated its campaign team for the November 7 elections, with a strong call on members to secure 90% of the valid votes to be cast in the region for the party.
Acting NPP National Chairman, Mr. Freddie Blay, who inaugurated the group, stated emphatically that the party needs to win more votes in the region to help Nana Akufo-Addo to become Ghana’s next president.
In this regard, he stressed that the Ashanti Region, which is one of the NPP’s fortresses, should provide 90 to 95 percent of the valid votes so that the party’s ambition of emerging victorious in the elections would be realized.
Mr. Blay, who was being frank, indicated that the party was not happy about the votes that it garnered in the region during the 2012 elections, and charged the members to buck up this year.
He pointed out that winning 90 percent of the valid votes to be cast in the region should not be difficult for the NPP to achieve, noting that with hard work, good planning and dedication, it would hit the target easily.
The Ashanti Regional NPP campaign team comprises all the 16 regional executives and twelve appointed officers, totaling 28 members, chaired by Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Wontumi, the Regional Chairman.
Mr. Freddie Blay sternly cautioned the party against complacency in the region, and charged the members to work assiduously to maximize the party’s votes.
He stressed that complacency could prevent the NPP from achieving its 90 percent votes target.
The acting National Chairman stated that every loyal member of the party should campaign wherever they might find themselves so that more votes could be secured for the party during the polls.
Mr Freddie Blay descended heavily on President Mahama and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, accusing them of drawing Ghana back in its development journey since their assumption of office.
He said the NDC had destroyed all the gains that the NPP administration, led by President Kufuor, made for the country, observing that the NDC doesn’t have any credible campaign message to woo the voters this time.
He noted that even though it is an undeniable fact that the NDC government has failed to perform, the NPP also needed to campaign vigorously in order to prevent it (NDC) from causing an upset.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi