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05.07.2004 NDC News

NDC needs only 30% of Ashanti Votes to win Election - Gen. Mosquito

By GNA
NDC needs only 30% of Ashanti Votes to win Election   - Gen. Mosquito

Kumasi, July 5, GNA - Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah affectionately called General Mosquito, Member of Parliament (MP), Wenchi-West, says strategic computations indicate that National Democratic Congress (NDC) needs only 30 per cent of Ashanti Region votes to win Election 2004.

He said: "We have already captured the Upper West, Upper East, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Volta and the Greater Accra Regions and we need only 30 per cent of the votes from Ashanti."

Mr Nketiah was speaking in Kumasi, at the weekend during the inauguration of Oforikrom NDC Constituency Executive and the introduction of Mr George Abofra as the Party's Parliamentary Candidate for the Constituency.

He said nobody should deceive himself or herself that the provision of social amenities and other development projects could influence the voting pattern adding that if it were so the NDC would not have lost Election 2000.

He said the NDC would have won the 2000 General Election with ease if the implementation of projects solely guaranteed electoral victory. The 27-member Executive has Mr Ibrahim Seidu as Chairman.

Dr Gabriel Adamu, NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Asawasi said introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was only a strategy to deceive the good people of Ghana since it could never replace the 'cash and carry' system as they claimed.

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