The Obuasi constituency of the New Patriotic Party has stated that the confidence of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win the Obuasi parliamentary seat in 2008 general elections was a political bluff.
"The NDC must be living in a dreamland to believe that it can take the constituency's parliamentary seat from the ruling NPP come 2008".
A statement from the NPP office in the constituency said the recent visits to Obuasi by the NDC gurus including the General Secretary, Mr Asiedu Nketia, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, the National Women's Organizer and Mr Collins Dauda could not change the minds of the electorate.
The statement said it was ridiculous for the NDC to think that the people of Obuasi had forgotten the atrocities committed against innocent persons including the seizure of properties belonging to genuine businessmen and women in the constituency.
It said putting the atrocities aside, the Obuasi constituency had witnessed development within the last six years and that was far beyond what the NDC could do when it was in power.
The NPP said the construction of certain key facilities like the mortuary and the children's ward at the Obuasi Government Hospital, the multi-purpose library, school projects, boreholes, market stores and other projects in the municipality under President Kufuor's administration are visible testimonies.
It said the NPP government had completed the few projects the NDC initiated in the municipality including the Kwabenakwa Abattoir and the Obuasi Horsey Park Stores Complex.
The party assured all its supporters not to panic but to remain resolute since "the NPP has what it takes in terms of counter strategy to poison NDC to death" in 2008 and keep them in opposition for the next generation".