Reacting to claims that the Volta protests were masterminded by the NPP, the opposition party has stated that it is rather a clear evidence of the people’s dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the NDC
The New Patriotic Party, (NPP) has denied having any hand in the recent protests carried out against the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) by some residents in Volta region.
The demonstration was staged specifically by the Chiefs and elders of Kpenoe, Takla, and Hodzo in Ho Central Constituency of the Volta region. Wielding placards with writings such as “No road, No Vote”, the protesters bemoaned the deplorable state of the roads in the region, threatening to bar the roads to their communities, as well as stop Mahama from carrying out any campaign activity in the region for three good months.
Following the protests, claims have arisen that the NPP were the masterminds of the protests. But speaking on Eyewitnesses News, NPP’s Volta Regional Secretary, Joseph Homenya responded that it is never so. Explaining his stand, Joseph Homenya said that the opposition party are so steadily occupied with their set campaign agenda that they can spare no time or energy for sponsoring demos against the government.
Mr Homenya stated categorically that the Volta protests are only evidences of the disillusionment of the NDC loyalists, specially while considering the fact that the area is an NDC stronghold. He stressed that the protests show the people’s dissatisfaction with the performance of the ruling party in the region.
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Speaking further, the NPP’s Volta Regional Secretary stated that the grievances of the people are included in the agenda of the party but even with that, they have no time nor energy to sponsor people to stage demonstrations.
The youth there are agitating and some of them are threatening to demonstrate and concerns of those youth are in line with the concerns of the NPP in the region, but we as NPP in the Volta region do not have the energy or the chance to sponsor anybody to go on a demonstration, Mr. Homenya stated.
Reports also reveal that people living along the Asikuma-Kpeve part of the eastern corridor roads are also issuing threats of demonstration exercise over the delays in the completion of the road construction works in the area.