NPP Volta targets have been moved from 3-30; 3 Parliamentary Seats and 30% popular votes to 5-50; 5 parliamentary seats and 50% votes!
The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has reviewed its initial target of securing three parliamentary seats and 30 percent of valid votes cast in the Volta region. The party now hopes to attain 5 parliamentary seats and 50 percent of the total votes cast in the region, which is considered a stronghold of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Prior to the Volta campaign tour, the NPP aimed at actualizing agenda 3-30 (3 Parliamentary Seats and 30% of valid votes). The party had reportedly established different strategies for the upper, middle and lower belts of the region, to ensure that more votes are secured from the areas where it had performed poorly in past elections.
But the NPP blossomed in confidence during her campaign tour of the Volta region, as the party got massive patronage and support from the residents. The Party’s Flagbearer Nana Addo, enjoyed an unexpected warm reception from Voltarians as well as massive endorsements from traditional chiefs in the region.
Though the NPP commenced the campaign tour with its initial agenda 3-30, the unprecedented support shown the party has caused it to review its target. Therefore, the NPP Volta targets have now been changed from 3-30 (3 Parliamentary Seats and 30% of valid votes), to 5-50 (5 parliamentary seats and 50% valid votes).
At a press conference in Ho, the party chairman, John Peter Amewu, thanked the people of the region for the impressive reception given their Flagbearer. Mr Amewu said that the revolutionary turn up has rekindled their hopes in the region, hence their decision to increase their initial targets.
It is a known fact that Volta is the stronghold of the incumbent NDC. The ruling party has over the years been enjoying political monopoly in the region. At the moment, out of the 26 constituencies in the region, 25 of them are being occupied by Members of Parliaments from the NDC.
But the NPP hopes to shock the ruling party this time around, by securing up to 5 parliamentary seats and 50 percent of the valid votes cast in the coming elections. Though the NDC has regarded the opposition party’s targets as unrealistic; undeterred NPP hopes to make an unprecedented change this year.