A Team from the national office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by the National Organiser, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has moved to Fomena to strengthen the party's campaign machinery for next week's parliamentary by-election in the constituency.
The seat became vacant following the death of the former MP, Mr Akwasi Afrifah.
The Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr Daniel Ohene-Agyekum, told the Daily Graphic on phone from Fomena yesterday that they had intensified the campaign towards the election.
Mr Ohene-Agyekum admitted that the election was not going to be easy for the NDC given the fact that the area is a stronghold of the ruling NPP.
“However we are doing all we can to give them the shocker of their lives”, he said.
He maintained the resolve of the NDC to penetrate the Ashanti Region and get at least 30 per cent of the popular votes in the 2008 Presidential Election.
This, he noted, would definitely propel the NDC to recapture power in 2008.
Mr Ohene-Agyekum said while the campaign team had received good reception in some of the communities, in others the reception was very unfriendly.
“But this is politics, and one is bound to face such situations in election periods,” he added.
Mr Ohene-Agyekum indicated that they were hopeful of covering all the 45 polling areas in the constituency before the close of the week.
He pointed out that the NPP had failed the people and was only using various tricks to win the votes of the people.
He urged the electorate to look through the lines and vote massively for the NDC in the by-election, stressing that the people would make a mistake if they voted for the NPP in the by-election.
Story By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi