Ashanti Is NDC Target – Asiedu Nketia

GENERAL SECRETARY of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Asiedu Nketia, has warned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) about his party’s intention to make strong inroads in the opposition’s stronghold, the Ashanti region, in the impending national polls. Known in political circles as General Mosquito, the NDC scribe emphatically stated that the ruling political party had made the Ashanti region its number one target in the presidential elections. Mr. Nketia said if the NDC was able to win 30 percent votes from the Ashanti region, then no matter what happened in the other regions the ruling party would retain the presidential seat. On the other hand, he pointed out that if the NDC won less than 20 percent of the votes in the region, then there was no way they could win the elections. In this regard, Mr. Nketia, who was speaking on radio in Kumasi, said the NDC was putting in place effective strategies and mechanisms in order to help the party achieve its 30 percent vote target in the region. General Mosquito debunked assertions that the NDC was weak in the Ashanti region, disclosing that the stronghold of the NPP was gradually falling for the ruling political party. Buttressing his claim, the NDC scribe noted that the Ashanti region came fourth among the ten regions in terms of the most votes recorded by the NDC in the 2008 presidential election. He said the NDC wanted to improve upon its performance in the Ashanti region in the coming polls, saying, “We want the Ashanti region to become the best region for the NDC in terms of margin of votes in the 2012 elections.” General Mosquito reiterated that the sitting government would do whatever it could to win more votes so as to reach its 30 percent target and win the elections one touch. Sounding positive, he said winning the 30 percent votes in the Ashanti region this year was attainable, stating that the NPP was gradually losing its grips in the region.