Greater Accra NDC eyes 25 seats, wants 60% votes for Mahama –
The Greater Accra regional NDC has revealed plans by the party to secure 60% votes in the presidential elections and 25 seats in parliament.
The party obtained 52% of the presidential ballot in 2012 and garnered 20 out of 34 seats in parliament.
Regional chairman Ade Coker expressed confidence that the party can consolidate and build on its previous performance.
He described the plan as Agenda 60/40 plus 25 seats.“We have strong belief that we can achieve that to better the performance of 2012” he added.
Ade Coker indicated on Asempa FM that given the unprecedented developmental projects by the Mahama-led administration in Accra, their target will be achieved.
Citing the Circle interchange, Ada Sea Defense Project and other infrastructural projects to buttress his point, Ade Coker said Ghanaians will be mesmerised if President Mahama is given a second chance.
Ade Coker urged party members especially in Greater Accra to work assiduously to achieve this dream.
The ruling NDC is set for presidential and parliamentary primaries on 21 November 2015. Ade Coker is keen to ensure the party remains united after the primaries.
The NDC has warned aspirants who go independent after losing the primaries will be automatically suspended from the party.
In a rebuttal, the Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ishmael Ashittey described the NDC‘s agenda as a figment of their imagination.
He explained that the ruling party in 2012 used foul means to win the general election. The party, he said has learnt their lessons and will match the NDC boot for boot.
The NPP Chairman underscored the need for a new voters register for a transparent election since the NPP is far stronger than the NDC in Greater Accra.
Mr. Ashittey maintained that the NPP will get not less than 60% of the popular votes in Accra in the 2016 elections.