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General News Mon, 12 Jan 2009

NDC/NPP supporters jointly celebrate election victory

Okorase (E/R), Jan. 12, GNA - Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Sunday joined their opponents of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to jointly celebrate the latter's victory at Okorase in the Akropong Constituency. The two main groups of supporters gather early that Sunday morning and undertook a jogging exercise from Okorase to Nsubeto and back clad in their political party Tee-shirts and colours. This was followed with a football match at Okorase where Okorase community football team succeeded in beating Tei Nkwanta team by two nil (2-0).


The NDC won the 2008 Presidential elections which saw professor John Evans Atta Mills, leader of the party being sworn-in as the third President of Ghana of the Fourth Republic on January 7, 2009. Speaking with the Ghana News Agency, the NDC Ward Chairman for Okorase, Mr Francis Barnes, said the area which was hitherto the NPP's stronghold had now been taken over the NDC. He said the area had seen little development over the years and with the NDC now in power, the situation would change.

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Mr Barnes said development of the area must be a fight for all, hence the need to unite with their political opponents especially the NPP so as to brainstorm together to develop Okorase. The NDC Ward Secretary of Okorase, Mr Francis .K. Ofori therefore called on all other political parties in the area to unite for the common aim of developing Okorase.

Source: GNA
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