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NPP to win 55 per cent of votes - Jinapor

Accra, June 4, GNA - The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) would win this year's presidential elections with more than 55 percent of the total votes cast, an official of the party claimed on Wednesday.

"This year's elections would be based on issues and not trivialities. The people of Ghana would cast their votes based on issues such as education, health, security and freedom of speech and the NPP has done enough to develop these sectors," Mr. Abu Jinapor, Director of Public Affairs of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) said on Wednesday at a meeting with members of the Odawna NPP Petty Traders Association in Accra.

Mr Jinapor said because the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) relied on propaganda to do its campaign, it was essential that supporters of the NPP spread the news about the good works of the government in order to win more votes for the party. "The NDC knows it has done nothing for Ghanaians; that is why it does not want us to compare records. We the NPP know what we have done so we would compare records today, tomorrow and forever." He called on supporters of the party to unite and ensure victory for the party in December.

Mr. Asamoah Gyamfi, a member of the Public Affairs Committee, said it was only the government of the NPP that had the welfare of traders at heart.

He said since President John Agyekum Kuffuor had already laid the foundation for economic development there was the need to give the mandate to Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to continue. Mr Michael Ampong, a member of the campaign team of NPP presidential candidate, said the government would continue to promote good governance, human rights and economic development. Mr Steve Amoah, an NPP youth activist, noted that because of the outstanding achievements of the NPP, the NDC would be no match during the elections in December.

Mr. Anthony Obeng, Chairman of the Odawna NPP Petty Traders Association, said the objective of forming the group was to encourage people to have faith in the government of the NPP and help it to achieve economic success. 4 June 08

Source: GNA

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