6 December 2012

Ghana: Ashanti NDC Ready for Tomorrow's Election

Kumasi — The Ashanti Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said everything is set for the party to go for tomorrow's general elections.

According to the party, they were entering the race with joy, because they were totally convinced that they are going to harvest about 30 percent of the total votes in the region.

The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mr. Joseph Yamin, who disclosed this to The Chronicle in an interview on the preparations of the party, said unlike the previous elections where the party recorded low percentages and a small number of parliamentary seats in the region, the NDC was now poised to, at least, win ten parliamentary seats, instead of their usual three.

The Ashanti Regional chief scribe told The Chronicle that the NDC would not hold regional rallies to climax the campaign activities, unlike in previous elections.

He said currently, what they were doing was the deployment of party agents, and also make sure things are put in place for the smooth participation in Friday's elections.

Mr. Yamin disclosed that they were not embarking on last minute campaigns, because the community and constituency campaigns that were performed were satisfactory, and for that matter, there was no need of holding rallies at the regional level.

According to him, the NDC's messages such as access to quality education and creation of jobs, quality health sector and expansion of infrastructural development, under the advancement of the Better Ghana Agenda, was well understood by the electorate, and hoped that come Friday, the people in the region would maintain the party in office.

Mr. Yamin also said the party in the region was satisfied of security arrangements put in place by the Ashanti Election Task Force, and hoped that those deployed would do their best to ensure law and order at the polling stations.

According to him, the NDC was poised to retain power on a clean sheet, and not by rigging the elections or using any dubious means.

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