The New Patriotic Party will win a one-touch victory in the 7 December polls, its acting Chairman Freddie Blay has said.
He told Class News in the Ashanti Region after a meeting with the flag bearer and the party’s campaign team that the party expects a “landslide victory” in its stronghold and a convincing victory in the national polls.
Mr. Blay said the NPP will meet the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) boot-for-boot on the battlefield of the elections to ensure the party is not denied victory.
Meanwhile, flag bearer Nana Akufo- Addo has said the NPP will be inching closer to the presidency if the party won at least 80% of votes in the Ashanti Region.
“The polls going on in Ashanti Region are encouraging; but we all know that if we hit 80% of the popular votes in Ashanti, we have one and a half feet in the door of Jubilee House. So I’m begging you, let us make this year 2016 the year of the elephant,” Mr Akufo-Addo said when he addressed the party’s executives and parliamentary nominees in the region on Monday.
He added that: “We understand that cooperation is at the centre of our success. We have a big programme, some of them are very new ideas that will yield to development of the country. These new programmes, if we don’t have a majority in Parliament, will be very difficult. We need to get a clear majority in the House. That is our main target. Another thing I want to talk about is the need for cooperation in the party.
Whatever issue you have, drop it and help us to win power. The only politics that you will do and have no issue is in heaven and not on this earth. This man [President John Mahama] has been a disaster for this country and we hope to get the mandate on December 7.”