NPP planning mayhem in Volta Region – Anyidoho
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is reportedly plotting to cause mayhem in the Volta region during the December elections.
This is according to a deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) who says his party has intercepted a document from the NPP that outlines the plan.
He said the planned activity was part of the party’s grand plan to reduce the voting numbers of the NDC in the region.
Speaking at a press conference in Ho on Tuesday, Mr Anyidoho said, the leaked document confirms the NPP is aware it has no chance of winning votes in the region.
“This document exposes the NPP’s passive admission that it has no chance of getting significant votes in the Volta Region, yet, their plan is to create confusion to reduce the votes of the NDC in the region,” he said.
He further accused the flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo of destroying his party with his division tactics.
He told the press that, “there is no pain in saying the fact, that Nana Akufo-Addo has seriously destroyed the NPP that President Kufuor bequeathed to him.”
‘Anyidoho’s claims are false’
Meanwhile, a Volta Regional Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, Kofi Dzamesi debunked the allegations by Mr. Anyidoho describing it as ‘a big lie’.
He said the NPP was determined to reduce the votes of the NDC in the region but not by foul means.
Mr Kofi Dzamesi in an interview on the Citi Prime News cautioned the NDC to desist from “creating problems.”
He said the NDC has consistently spread false rumours aimed at causing disaffection towards the NPP.
“Anytime it is due for election, they [NDC] try to create a problem in the Volta Region as if there is going to be some war or a big problem if the NDC does not win. But this time, I want to assure everybody in this country that the people in the Volta Region know of all the tricks and bad things the NDC has been doing to them.”
He further said he was confident the people in the Volta Region would reject the NDC this year and vote for the NPP to guarantee their acquisition of job under Nana Akufo-Addo’s 1-district, 1-factory policy.
‘Volta Region votes massively for NDC’
The Volta Region has in all of Ghana’s democratic elections voted massively for the NDC, earning it the “NDC world bank’ label by some social commentators but the NPP has said it will break the record this year with an operation to win at least 3 parliamentary seats in the area and at least 30 percent of the presidential votes there.