General News of Mon, 10 Oct 201638
NDP has taken over Volta Region – Owusu Bempah
A deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ernest Owusu Bempah, has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) cannot lay claim to the Volta Region as its World Bank any longer because his party has taken over it.
“A certain party gets up and lay claim to Volta Region as their World Bank but we are sending a message to them today that, that era is gone. The NDP has taken over the Volta Region and we are winning it”, he stated during an event in Accra to outdoor a running mate for NDP.
According to him, the NDC has taken the commitment of the Voltarians for a ride and deprive them of their fair share of the national cake, after the elections.
He said the battle field for this year’s election will be the Volta Region, saying the NPD will accumulate about 60 percent of its votes from there.
47-year-old Michael Kojo Mensah Sosu, an entrepreneur from Keta, was the choice of NDP as a running mate for Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, flag bearer of the party ahead of the December 2016 General Elections.
Ernest Owus Bempah described him as a vibrant youthful running mate from the heart of the Volta region who will support their leader to become the President and him the Vice President of the country.
“We are calling for change this year and NDP is on its way to the Jubilee House. We will show everyone that we are here to stay”, he indicated.
National Chairman of the NDP, Dr. Nana Asare Bediako, was hopeful of the party making “a great impact come December 2016 even though the journey ahead of us is not going to be easy.”
His determination, he indicated, was to prove to their opponents that they were capable of winning the elections.
“Our competitors may not have any regard for us but no matter how they see us, we will want them to know that God is our strength,” he declared.
The party’s National Youth Leader, Dr. David Sunu, told the gathering that the NDP had survived the predictions of its detractors, who thought they could not continue to be in existence and to contest in this year’s elections.
For him, President Mahama had exposed Ghanaians to hunger, while he and his appointees enjoy.
“We know that hunger is the order of the day in this country,” he said, adding that “NDC has siphoned all what we have in this country.”
While calling on the youth of the country to give true meaning to the sacrifices of Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings and her husband, Jerry John Rawlings, Dr Sunu revealed that corrupt practices in the NDC forced her out of the party.
“Nana Konadu is a woman of principle that is why she left the corrupt NDC to form the NDP.”
He also reminded his people of the Volta Region that it was time for them to show the NDC the exit, saying,
“There’s no need for you to perpetuate a culture that will make you lose your life.”