The Upper East Regional Secretaries of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and the People's National Convention (PNC) have predicted an impressive performance for their parties in the up-coming elections.
Mr Issah Bogobire of the DFP predicted an impressive performance for his party in the parliamentary elections in the region whilst Mr Henry Fatchu of the PNC predicted a massive victory for the party.
Mr Bogobire sounding very optimistic in an interview with the Daily Graphic in Navrongo said he was hopeful that the six candidates put forward by his party to contest in the parliamentary race would emerge victorious.
According to the Regional Secretary of the DFP, who is also a member of the National Executive Council if for nothing at all, the party was looking forward to picking the Bawku Central, Binduri and Garu Tempane District with ease.
“This is based on the hard work, coupled with the support and goodwill being enjoyed by the DFP in these constituencies,” he said.
He said in spite of some challenges such as inadequate logistics, the party had managed to prosecute a successful campaign in the region, and expressed the hope that this would be translated into votes, come December 7, 2008.
According to the Regional Secretary of PNC, Mr Fatchu , the PNC was hopeful of picking at least nine out of the 13 parliamentary seats available in the Upper East Region.
Mr Fatchu told the Daily Graphic at Bolgatanga that the rich backgrounds of the aspirants offering themselves for elections, coupled with the hard work put in by the candidates and the party were ample evidence of the preparedness of the PNC as far as this year's elections were concerned.
Out of the 13 parliamentary seats, the PNC is contesting 12, leaving the Zebilla seat.
Incidentally, the Zebilla seat was won by the PNC in the 2004. The incumbent MP, Mr John Ndebugre, who won on the ticket of the PNC, is now contesting it as an independent candidate.
Story by Benjamin Xornam Glover.