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30.10.2007 NPP News

NPP battle ready for 2008 elections


The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Peter Mac-Manu, on Tuesday stated that the party was "battle ready" for the 2008 presidential and parliamentary elections.

He observed that the Party's structures were intact and well organized to win the general elections.

Mr Mac-Manu said this when he addressed constituency executives and other party officials in the Volta Region at a strategic review and capacity building workshop in Ho on the theme, " Consolidating our gains".

He stated that the NPP remained the best-organized political party in Africa with good structures and urged activists of the party not to be moved by the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) door-to-door campaign.

Mr. Mac-Manu said the party was aware that elections were won at the polling station level and was leaving no stone unturned to develop positive relationships with polling station agents to boost their morale towards a "comfortable battle" in 2008.

"Teamwork at the constituency levels would not be compromised but improved upon for sweet victory", he said.

He commended the party's presidential hopefuls for adhering to the party's code of ethics for campaigning and advised party officials to be careful with their utterances not to derail party unity.

Nana Ohene Ntow, General Secretary of the NPP, said the party was not leaving anything to chance in the 2008 elections and was working hard to consolidate the gains made so far.

He said the party had not gone to sleep, neither was it resting on its oars, which should not surprise anyone if it won power in 2008.

Mr Kenwuud Nuworsu, Volta Regional Chairman of the NPP, said the party had become the most popular and visible political party in the region and stated that the 2008 elections would be tough for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the region.

He observed that membership drive in the party was high and that the current subscription for membership cards had gone far above what was available.

Mr Nuworsu attributed the party's failure to meet the target of between seven to nine parliamentary seats in the region to "internal lapses and damage" and pledged the resolve to meet the same target in the 2008 elections.