With less than fifteen days to the crucial parliamentary and presidential elections, members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) across the world are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to wrestle political power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
And, knowing very well the importance of their polling agents in realising their victory, the Bouake Fun Club of the NPP in La Cote d’Ivoire has donated 150 bags of rice and 20 gallons of cooking oil at a cost of GH¢5,000 to the Ashanti Regional party office, to aid in the party’s preparations in the various polling stations.
Led by Abraham Amoako, Chairman of the group, they believe such donations are vital in ‘protecting’ the victory and verdict of the good people of Ghana, because, “it is when we fail to adequately cater for out agents that the NDC can think of bribing them…this happened during the 2012 elections, but not this time.”
According to Mr. Amoako, the gesture forms part of efforts to ensure that the party is ready and adequately resourced for victory, because it stands a greater chance of winning this year’s elections than ever, considering the historic hardships created by President Mahama and his incompetent NDC government.
“Let me assure all of us here that, this time, we are poised. We have learnt our lessons in a bitter way, and we will resist any move by them to even think of using the state security to intimidate our people or rig this election,” the Chairman assured.
According to the NPP group, they were moved by the belief that this year’s elections were theirs for the taking, and the only way they could do this, in their own small way, is the little donation to facilitate movement.
According to the NPP group, with the demand of Ghanaians for the return of the NPP to power, it places a duty on the party to re-group and strengthen its outreach programmes, to enable it wrestle political power from the NDC.
“We have a battle to fight and Ghanaians are waiting for us to rescue them in 2016. We are sitting on a time bomb, and as we want to win power, we need to combine all our resources in order to win the elections,” they said.
The Coordinator for the NPP Cote d’Ivoire, Mama China, believed Ghana stands at the brink of collapse should there is a mistake by voters to vote to retain the government, charging the youth of the country to rise up and defend the nation from the hands of this corrupt NDC administration.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the party at the regional office, Stephen Amoah, ‘Sticker’, was grateful for the gesture, and gave the assurance that whatever donations made to the party will be put to use to benefit the entire members.
He also urged them to spread the party’s message of change and hope to the Ghanaian community over there, so they would all come and vote for the return of the NPP to the corridors of power, to put in place the best programmes and policies for the forward march of Ghana.