With NPP’s Agenda 3-30, the major opposition is positive about moving up the ladder as regards the number of votes cast in the Volta Region
It is a well known fact that Volta Region is the stronghold of the ruling National Democratic Congress, NDC. However, the opposition New Patriotic Party is very hopeful that they will carve a niche for themselves in the region ahead of the elections to be able to move up the ladder.
We can still recall that the NPP only got 12.93% presidential votes with no parliamentary seat in Volta in the 2012 elections. But the party is not relenting as they are targeting 3 parliamentary seats as well as 30% votes in the region in this year’s elections.
Speaking on Citi Breakfast show on Wednesday, the NPP Regional Chairman, John Peter Amewu said that the party is aiming at 3 parliamentary seats and a minimum of 30 per cent popular presidential votes in Volta region. This he said they have tagged “agenda 3-30”.
According to Peter Amewu, measures are being put in place to see that the NPP’s agenda 3-30 is achieved. The regional chairman indicated that although it is a very difficult and ambitious target, “it is doable and the party is working towards that”. He also expressed optimism about the position of the NPP in relation to the NDC in the region, stating that they have “continuously moved from the bottom left to the top right”.
Explaining further, Mr Amewu pointed out that the party has established different strategies for the upper, middle and lower belts of the Region to ensure that it garners more votes from areas it had performed weakly in previous elections. According to him, each constituency has a specific target to meet which will cumulatively, help them to achieve the NPP’s agenda 3-30 in the region.
Voltarians Disappointed in NDC
The NPP has laid out claims that residents of the Volta Region are disappointed in the incumbent government, hence will no longer vote for them massively as has been the case before now.
Volta region which has always been described as the ‘World Bank’ of the NDC has always given the ruling party nothing less than 90 percent of votes cast since 1992,
However, the NPP Regional Chairman, John Peter Amewu has speculated that the case will be differnet in the coming elections. Credence can be lent to this point, owing to the recent demonstration with which the Voltarians greeted President Mahama when he visited the region earlier this week, for campaign activities.