The Volta Regional Chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Gyapong Kudjoe has called on leadership of the party to accord the region the attention it deserves.
[contextly_sidebar id=”vc8Ju1GwVdWvPnQXZpFktIxsVjL2vcBP”]He said over the years the region has proven to be the determinant of the party’s victory in general elections thus it is prudent the leadership continues to make the party attractive to the people of the region.
Mr Gyapong Kudjoe said votes from the Volta regions remain the cramp of hope that rescues the party in elections.
“In 2008 elections when we needed a region to salvage the party, everybody in Accra were hiding beneath their beds until they started declaring votes from the Volta region; then we won the elections.’’
He added that although they won with eight regions, votes from the other seven regions could not perform the needed magic until Volta region decided the outcome of the election.
“The seven regions which are our strongholds were only able to mobilize 611000 votes at the time whiles votes from the Ashanti region which is a stronghold of the NPP were 959000. Which means votes from Central, Brong Ahafo, Upper East, And Upper West Northern, Western and Greater Accra Regions could not even match that of the Ashanti region. It was until the Volta region came with 523000 votes that the party won,” he stated.
The Regional Chairman said it was however crucial to take cognizance of the indefatigable roles played by the region by constantly providing the region with the requisite facilities that would improve lives of the people in region and encourage them to remain steadfast in the party.
He was speaking at a youth empowering workshop held in the Ho West Constituency of the Volta region.
He therefore charged the youth of the party to make the party attractive to youth all over the country.
In an interview with citinews the Constituency Youth Organizer Kafui Shaka Kwawu said the workshop was necessary to energize the youth to ensure higher voter turnouts ahead of the 2016 elections.
By: King Norbert Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana