Anthony Namoo, the Upper East Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has laughed off suggestions from some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it [the NDC] will reclaim the Binduri Constituency seat from the current NPP MP, Abdulai Abanga.
Members of the NDC have suggested that losing out on the Binduri seat was a mistake; a mistake they hope to correct in the subsequent election. A reclamation of the Binduri seat would mean that the NDC would have all 15 Parliamentary seats in the Upper East Region.
Mr Namoo has however brushed off the suggestions and claims by the members of the NDC describing them as mere dreams.
He shared his sentiments when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show.
He said the NPP would win more than one seat in the 2024 election because of the extensive infrastructural and developmental work that the Akufo-Addo led government has undertaken.
The Regional Chairman of the NPP explained that gradually, the people of the region are becoming accustomed to the ideologies of the NPP and are aligning themselves with same. This is why in the 2020 election at Pusiga, the margin was closed from the previous 8 thousand in 2016 to just about 63.
“It is good for them [the NDC] to dream like that; we are also working very hard. In Pusiga for instance, we had a gap of over 8 thousand, and we closed to 63 votes. Factors may not be constant, but that progress can be replicated. In some constituencies, there were some significant jumps in the number of votes. If it were proportional representation, we should have about 4 seats based on the percentage of votes that we got”.
“While they are thinking about getting 15, we are also thinking about getting more than the number that we have. It will be great. Factors may not be the same; the propaganda that went on was unimaginable. COVID-19 has come in, the President said that we know how to bring the economy back but what we do not know is how to bring lives back. Now even the COVID-19, the NDC with the medical doctors and all, it was twisted, for propaganda purposes,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Namoo opined that while the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has committed itself to fostering the development of the region, voters in the region have continued to fail to appreciate the extent of work that has been done.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana