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28.03.2008 NPP News

‘NPP Will Win In First Round’

By Daily Guide

MR. ANTHONY Sam, Western Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that the party will chalk a first round victory in the upcoming general elections.

This is due to government's prudent programmes and policies, achievements, good governance and democratic principles.

He said Ghanaians were discerning and would not vote for non-starters, who in the past plunged the country into mistrust, dictatorship and economic instability.

According to him, the electorate were yearning for the NPP to continue ruling the country after laying a solid foundation which could lead to total economic transformation if Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the NPP, was finally elected the substantive president of the country.

He disclosed that the NPP had penetrated the supposedly no-go areas of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Sefwi and Aowin, and wondered how the NDC could counteract that move in the December elections.

“Election is about numbers and if a lot of the NDC youth have defected to our party and seemed safe, happy and secured under the various interventions like the National Youth Employment Programme, the National Health Insurance Scheme, MASLOC and School Feeding Programme, the outcome of the December elections is already a foregone conclusion,” he said.

In an interview with DAILY GUIDE in Takoradi on Wednesday, Mr. Sam made it known that the NPP was solidly on the ground in the region, knowing that the NDC was desperate for power and so was doing everything within its means to win political power.
In a related development, Agnes Naana Amoah, the current Effia-Kwesimintsim Constituency Women Organizer of the NPP, has been appointed by the Western Regional Executive Committee of the NPP as the Acting Regional Women Organizer.

This follows the resignation of Madam Abena Kwallah, former Regional Women's Organizer, who made it public that she wanted to join the campaign team of aspiring presidential candidate, Hon. Papa Owusu-Ankomah during the latter part of last year.

In a brief interview with Naana Amoah, she disclosed her intention to unite the women in the party to fight for the common goal of winning the 2008 elections hands down.

She also said she would soon embark on an extensive tour of the various constituencies in the region to strengthen the party structures and ensure that new members were brought into the party.

Meanwhile, the Regional Secretary had disclosed that the 1st Regional Vice Chairman of the party, Mr. Yankopa Arthur, had resigned his post to contest for the Amenfi Central Constituency parliamentary seat and Mrs. Edna Nyame, the Regional
Treasurer, had also resigned her post to contest for the Takoradi constituency parliamentary seat after Mrs. Gladys Asmah, the incumbent MP had expressed her intention not to stand again.

From Sam Mark Essien, Takoradi

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