President John Mahama has observed that the ruling NDC’s desire to obtain 50 percent of the votes in the Eastern region in 2016 is achievable.
According to him, the impressive record of his government and the effective organisational measures the party has put in place will enhance the achievement of the task.
Speaking to a crowd of supporters in the Koforidua Saturday, the President urged members of the party to remain resolute and proud in the knowledge that they are the most “united, efficient and organised” political party in the country.
“ I know our party executives in the region have set out to share the votes in this region with the NPP. I know its not an easy task but it is achievable.
“If you study the pattern of votes in the region, you realise that since 2004, the NPP’s votes have been decreasing while our keep surging up so with hard work, unity and focus, we can achieve the 50/50 we have set for ourselves,” he concluded to wild applause from the umbrella family.
Ghana will go to the polls in December 2016 to elect members of parliament and a president. Mr Mahama has stiff competition in the NPP’s flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo. It will be the second time the two candidates will be facing-off in a national elections.