A visiting member of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom (UK), Madam Philippa Broom, has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as a political party whose plans and strategies for the forthcoming elections are bound to secure massive victory.
“I think these people are professionals. They are running a classic campaign, they are organised and their election plan will favour them” were her comments when newsmen asked her to give her impressions about the operations of the party in the countdown to the December elections.
Madam Broom is part of the three-member delegation from the Westminster Foundation for Democracy Programme, a subsidiary of the opposition Conservative Party, which has since 1995, been an affiliate of the NPP.
The group was on a familiarisation visit to the country to learn and share ideas with the NPP on its campaign strategies for the December elections.
Since their visit coincided with a series of capacity building workshops for polling station executives in parts of the Eastern Region, a trip was organised for them to observe the workshops at Sekesua and Asesewa, all in the Manya Krobo District of the region.
Addressing the gathering at the opening session, the Regional Chairman of the NPP, Nana Adi-Ankamah, stated that no party could face the NPP in the December elections.
He said the region was in the process of training a total of 2060 polling station agents by the end of the next month to equip them with the necessary know-how on monitoring the elections.
According to him, the party aimed at capturing all the 28 parliamentary seats in the region.
On the national front, he stated that the party had targeted 170 out of the 230 parliamentary seats and would sweep over 70 per cent of the presidential votes.
He said 20,000 polling agents were being trained by the party nationwide and revealed that the decision to train polling station officials of the party had resulted from the two consecutive losses of the NPP (1992 and 1996).
The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister and parliamentary candidate for the Upper Manya Constituency, who was also present, urged the polling station agents to work hard to canvass for the NPP.