Action Youth for Mahama (AYM), a youth group which is in collaboration with the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has promised to earn 1.5 million votes in the Ashanti Region to the ruling party in the coming general election.
As gathered from Ghana News Agency, this information was disclosed by the National Vice Chairman, Mr. Haruna Ibn Yahaya while speaking at the national launch of the AYM in Kumasi.
Mr. Haruna Ibn Yahaya, the National Vice Chairman, said the target is very feasible, considering the massive infrastructural development that has been put in place in the region by the Mahama Administration. He assured there could be no doubt that the electorate would reward this with their votes.
He said the party’s initial target was one million votes in Ashanti – a region known to be the stronghold of political opposition. However, the group is presently confident that with the adoption of the right campaign strategy this limit is going to be exceeded.
Mr. Yahaya pointed out that strategies of how to achieve this are already in place. One of such is that members of the group would on the election day be out at the various polling units to engage, educate and tell the success story of the government to every potential voter.
He said they were determined to work hard and make the necessary sacrifices to return President John Dramani Mahama and the NDC to power, adding that, the party’s performance in the region would be critical to the achievement of that goal.
He spoke of the need for a united front and called for all the party members and supporters to work with unity of purpose for a tremendous election victory.
Mr. Abdul Jalil-Rahman, the AYM Chairman, said the group would do everything to ensure that President Mahama is re-elected. He promised that the group would give strong push to the campaign machinery of the party at polling stations, constituency, regional and national levels.
He warned seriously against complacency and asked everybody to become active part of the campaign – they should get down to serious business. He also reminded the members to be civil and avoid the use of intemperate and inflammatory speeches.