THE NEWLY-ELECTED parliamentary candidate for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the New Edubiase constituency, Mr. De Graft Kyei Baffour has vowed to make an unforgettable electoral history in the upcoming December polls by annexing the new Edubiase seat from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The 43-year-old teacher is not only promising a resounding victory in the parliamentary polls, but also an overwhelming majority for the party's flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in the presidential election.
Since the country returned to democratic rule in 1992, the New Edubiase constituency in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti region, like Asawase and Ejura Sekyedumase, had remained an electoral waterloo for the ruling party as it lost massively in both the parliamentary and presidential elections.
Speaking exclusively to DAILY GUIDE, Mr. Baffour said the ruling party was set to make an electoral history in the December 7 elections as the prevailing political atmosphere in the constituency pointed to the fact that the electorates were determined to cause a drastic change in their voting pattern this year.
He indicated that the electorate, who hitherto were ardent supporters of the opposition NDC were presently clamouring for the ruling NPP.
“The mad rush for NPP posters, billboards and other paraphernalia by electorates in NDC strongholds in the constituency is amazing,” he added.
According to the parliamentary candidate, who miserably defeated the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Mr. Francis Dorpenyo, by 34 votes to one, in the hotly contested primary, the electorates were falling deeply for the ruling party because of its good works in the district since 2004.
“The Adansi South District in general and New Edubiase Township in particular have never witnessed vigorous development which cuts across all fields in its long years of existence than what they are currently experiencing,” Mr. Kyei Baffour asserted.
Mr. Baffour, the incumbent assembly member for the Pelenyinase electoral area in the New Edubiase Township, emphasized that having successfully stood and won district assembly elections three consecutive times, his soaring popularity and influence was incomparable.
“As a teacher who has served the local people well at the assembly level for close to twelve years, I have an accumulated popularity and huge influence which would be good omen in the ruling party's quest to achieve electoral victory in no mean a constituency than New Edubiase, which is known politically as a bogey side for the Danquah Busia Tradition,” he stressed.