The leadership of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta Region has hinted of strategies to ensure that the party makes massive inroads in the region during this year’s general elections.
According to the party, they have begun implementing an ‘Agenda 3-30’ as part of strategies to secure at least 3 parliamentary seats and 30 percent of valid votes in the region come November 7, 2016.
Speaking at a media briefing in Ho on Thursday to thank the Chiefs and people in the region for the warm reception accorded the NPP’s flagbearer Nana Akuffo Addo during his campaign tour last week, the party’s Regional Secretary, Joseph Homnya said, party executives are working tirelessly on the ground to achieve the said target.
Since the inception of the fourth republic in 1992, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has received massive political patronage in the region, winning almost all parliamentary seats, except in 2004 when the NPP’s Joseph Nayan secured the newly created Nkwanta North constituency seat, which he retained in 2008 but lost it to the NDC’s John Bless Oti in 2012.
Also in the 2012 presidential elections, the NPP secured only 12.93 percent as against the NDC’s 85.47 percent of the 859, 550 votes in the Volta region.
Notwithstanding this however, the NPP regional scribe, told Ultimate news’ Lambert Atsivor that the party is solidly prepared to deliver on the ‘Agenda 3-30’ to the shock of the NDC in the region.
“We are very clear in our mind as to what to achieve for the NPP in he Volta region and we have put in place modalities to achieve the Agenda 3-30. We are prepared psychologically and physically with our well packaged strategies to give the NDC the shock of their lives,” he noted.
Homenya also disclosed that, strategies adopted by the NPP during the recently organised limited voter registration exercise thwarted plans by the NDC to add names of Togolese nationals to the Voters’ register in the region.
He said “If you just watched the limited registration which has just gone by, the NDC has targeted 300 thousand [people] to be added in the register, we, per our strategic plan, we made sure we did not exceed 100 thousand and we battle it out and at the end of the day, we had 94,199. In fact on the field, we met some of the [district] chief executives who congratulated us for the hard work done. They were really taken unaware and shocked by the performance of my team.”