General News of Sun, 14 Aug 201627
A vote for Nduom is a vote for NPP – NDC tells Voltarians
The Volta Regional Youth Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress says anyone who votes for the flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom is inadvertently voting for the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Egypt Kobla Kudoto believes considering the relationship between the PPP leader and the NPP, especially having served in the erstwhile Kufuor administration, it will be inconceivable for anyone to believe he is in the presidential race to win.
‘’Let us not be deceived that there is a gentleman who is doing us a favour by plating banks and by appointing a Voltarian as a running mate. It is just a decoy. After December 7, let it not be said that Nduom got votes in the Volta region. A vote for PPP is a vote for Nana Addo,’’ he said.
The Regional NDC youth organiser told party supporters during the campaign launch of the Ho Central Member of Parliament (MP), Benjamin Kpodo at Klefe in the Ho Municipality.
As the nation prepares for the 2016 election all the political parties have stepped up their activities in a race still keenly between the NDC and the NPP, the only two parties to have won a general election since the start of the 4th Republic in 1992.
But this status quo has not stifled the desire of several other parties to push for an upset believed to be unlikely. The PPP is projecting itself as a party keen to set a record. Last week, Dr Nduom appointed a gender advocate and businesswoman Brigitte Dzogbenuku as his running mate.
Even though many have described the move as strategic considering the running mate hails from the Volta Region, Mr Kudoto says it was all a ploy to decrease the NDC votes in the region.
He says he has uncovered the sham in Dr Nduom’s running mate’s decision which he believes was to rather amass to the benefit of the NPP – a party he played a role in.
Touching on the many businesses the PPP flagbearer has established in the region, Mr Kudoto says they were all done to persuade the people to vote for him.
He says, “The Primary objective of doing business is profit. But the primary objective of being in government is to care for the people. As a party we are not working for profit. The reason for Kwesi Nduom’s planting of banks in the Volta region is a business interest and to get our votes.’’
He entreated the people not to be deceived by the PPP flagbearer to think that “there is a gentleman who is doing us a favour by plating banks and appointing a Voltarian as a running mate.”
“It is just a decoy. After December 7, let it not be said that Nduom got votes in the Volta Region... [but rather] for Nana Addo,” he added.
Also speaking at the campaign launch was the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Francis Ganyaglo, who called on the people to show appreciation to the good works of President Mahama by voting for him.
He cautioned the people not to be convinced by propaganda works of the NPP into believing the NDC government has done next to little for the region.
President Mahama deserves a second term to fully realise his grand vision of bringing prosperity to Ghanaians.