The National Democratic Congress (NDC), is set to launch its Ashanti Regional campaign in Kumasi today (October 15) on the theme “Operation One Million Votes in the Ashanti Region”.
It is expected to be attended by thousands of party members, supporters and sympathizers from across the 47 constituencies in the region.
The campaign launch officially sets off the ruling party into vigorous political activities to garner votes to achieve the set target in the December 7 general elections.
The Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Andy Osei Okrah, who doubles as the Regional Campaign Coordinator disclosed to GBC that, the party is determined to cause a political shock in the region as party members are tirelessly working throughout the Ashanti Region to educate the electorate on the development works the region has enjoyed under President Mahama.
Mr. Okrah noted that, residents in the region have seen the performance of the John Mahama-led government hence, the need for them to give him a second term.
The Regional Campaign Coordinator said the campaign launch will be addressed by prominent members of the NDC including Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy, the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and the National Campaign Coordinator, Kofi Adams.
Mr. Okrah said the NDC is working assiduously to win about 13 of the parliamentary seats in the region.
He denied the allegations circulating on social media that some parliamentary aspirants for the NDC were reluctant to support the President in his campaign, saying, all the aspirants are actively campaigning in the nooks and cronies of the region to increase the votes in both the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
The campaign launch will be preceded by a float through the principal streets of the Kumasi.