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Mr. Alex Segbefia, Health Minister in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government, has blamed the party’s seemingly dwindling election fortunes in its Volta Region, particularly in the 2016 polls, on voter apathy.

       He insisted the lower votes had nothing to do with electorate support switch.

       Mr. Segbefia was speaking in an interview with the GNA at Dzodze during the Ketu North Constituency NDC delegates’ congress; to elect new executives.

      The former Deputy Chief of Staff said it appeared voters there believed the opponent’s propaganda of being marginalised and neglected, but stated they had come over that deception, to make the NDC stronger there than in 2016.

        “Volta remains a stronghold of the NDC as shown at our recent Aflao unity walk, and also the level of zeal at the congress here today, indicates the yearning by all to drive the party back to power in 2020”, he said.

        Mr Segbefia said the voter apathy has been banished and everybody was yearning for 2020 to correct the voting mistakes across the entire country.   

        He said issues of jostling and struggles for position and power, which previously created   problems, disunities and defections, weakening the party-front and fortunes in some areas were significantly gone.

  Mr. Segbefia predicted the  ruling New Patriotic Party – NPP would also be facing a “huge voter apathy in its Akan speaking Ashanti and Eastern Region  strongholds in 2020 polls in view of their massive failure in meeting the “skyrocketing campaign promises”.

       Mr Segbefia said the party’s Ideological Institute was functional and its courses were well-patronised.

          He said the party was still promoting its principles of Social Democracy and the general focus of the party was to groom the young ones on its history and goals.

        Mr Segbefia said the Institute was serving its purpose of espousing its principles and ideologies, which was more beneficial to the people than the Property Owning Ideology of its main opponents, the NPP.

Source: GNA

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