NDC targeting 30 percent Ashanti Region vote – Asiedu-Nketia

NDC General Secretary Asiedu-Nketia said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) aims to secure 30 percent votes in the Ashanti Region, which will contribute to their victory in the 2016 General Elections.
Mr Asiedu-Nketia, who is popularly known as General Mosquito, said this in an address to party delegates at the Regional Congress at Ahinsan in Kumasi.
The General Secretary’s confidence was echoed by the MP for Asawase Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak who rejected the assertion that the Ashanti Region remains the stronghold for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to Mr Mubarak, the ruling NDC said the party had changed its electoral fortunes in the region since the 1999 general elections and has continued to improve with each election.
Speaking at the NDC’s manifesto launch at Kumasi on Thursday, Mr Muntaka stated that the NDC’s being able to secure 475,000 votes in the 2008 election qualify it to consider the Ashanti Region one of its strongholds.
He noted that whenever the NDC had secured over 400,000 votes in any election just like in the 1996 and 2008 elections the NDC went ahead to win the general elections.
A total of 436 delegates have gone to the polls today to elect the party’s regional chairman. The contenders for the chairmanship are Yaw Obimpeh, Thomas Kwaku Braimah and Dominic Anomah.

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