Former Central Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, has charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central region to work hard to ensure that the party sweeps 90% of the total votes in the upcoming 2016 polls.
According to him, even though the region was a swing region, the NDC could still win the confidence of the people for them to vote massively for the party due to the good works of the ruling government in the area.
He noted that the Central region can be the stronghold of the party if members worked hard to ensure that what the people needed are provided.
Mr. Sarpong, who is also the former Minister for the Ashanti region, said this during the inauguration of sub-committees in the NDC by the regional executives of the party in Cape Coast last week.
The inauguration of the committees is the first of its kind by any regional chapter of the party to unite factions within the party for victory in the 2016 elections.
He charged the other regions to emulate the Central region to bring on board feuding factions within the party for victory in 2016.
He noted that most constituencies in other regions are sharply divided, adding that a step like what the Central region has taken will help the other regions to bridge the gap of division and work together for a united course to ensure victory for the party.
Mr. Sarpong emphatically stated that the NDC will win the 2016 elections one touch because of the massive developmental works going on in every part of the country.
He commended that regional executives of the party for involving him in the decision making of the party in the region although he is no more the regional minister and pledged his full support to maintain the party in power.
Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr. Benjamin Allotey Jacobs, noted that politics was about experience hence the reason the party was hunting for people who helped formed the party and bring them on board to direct them in their campaign to win the 2016 elections.
“All those involved in the formation of the NDC, past and present as well as defeated candidates have all been brought on board to bridge the gaps in the party for victory in the next elections,” he said.
Mr. Jacobs stated that the NDC will win again the upcoming elections, saying the region was poised to win all 23 parliamentary seats.
He indicated that ‘dumsor’ will not be the yardstick for the NDC’s defeat in 2016, adding “we will win again to shock our opponents because of the development going on.”
The chairman stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) can continue making noise about ‘dumsor’ while the NDC works hard to win the 2016 elections.
“Our opponents are over the roof with noise about dumsor. They can rule the airwaves with their noise but we will still put them in opposition because of our (NDC) sub-marine type approach,” he said.
The vociferous chairman charged the party members not to be intimidated by the noise of the NPP and reach out to the grassroots and work hard to maintain the party in power.
For his part, Central Regional Minister, Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, pointed out that the inauguration of the committees was very important since it was the strong foundation on which the NDC can defeat its opponents in 2016.
He noted that the region has a future because they are setting the pace with the inauguration of the committees and charged them to be vigilant in ensuring victory for the party.
“The enthusiasm should be positive to propel victory for the party because the 2016 elections is very crucial and we do not want to lose any seat in the region,” he charged the party supporters.
Mr. Quansah observed that without unity, the NDC will find it very difficult to win the elections and charged the committees to brace themselves up for the upcoming primaries of the party to ensure that those who lose accept it in good faith to continue to support the party to win in 2016.
Committees inaugurated included constitutional and legal committee, finance, youth wing, operations, research, women’s wing, organizational, political and communications committees.
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