NPP ready to win more seats in ‘World Bank’
From Samuel Agbewode, Sokode-Lokoe
The Volta Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Kenwuud Nuworsu, says the party was ready to cause a major change in the forthcoming general elections, following successful primaries in the four newly-created constituencies in the region.
Mr. Nuworsu said the NPP was determined to improve on its performance, and would do far better in the 2012 general elections, because the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) had failed the people of the region.
Briefing The Chronicle in an exclusive interview at Sokode-Lokoe on the successful primaries held, and preparations being made towards this year’s general elections, the Volta Regional Chairman of the NPP pointed out that the party had targeted five seats in the region, which they hoped to win.
Mr. Nuworsu stressed that the people of the region would now have the opportunity to compare the development projects executed by the NPP and the NDC, noting that the ruling party always relied on propaganda to throw dust into the eyes of the electorate.
He alleged that the Atta Mills administration, of which President Mahama was part, did not bring any development.
Mr. Nuworsu observed that when the late President was touring the regions, he did not to visit the Volta Region, where the NDC gets its majority votes, because there was no project to inaugurate.
According to him, even the Sogakope-Fume road, which the NPP administration started and completed the first phase from Sogakope to Mafi-Kpedzegblo, had been abandoned.
He said it was surprising that almost four years after the late President cut the sod for the second phase of the project to be executed, not even a kilometre was added.
He accused the ruling party of exploiting the people for votes, and not being concerned about the development of the region.
The NPP Chairman argued that the NDC was currently pretending to be constructing the Asikuma-Peki section of the eastern corridor road, which was meant to hoodwink the people.
He pointed out that the NPP government had secured funding for the eastern corridor project from the European Union, after the government at the time completed the tarring of the Kadzebi-Dodo-Pepesu section of the corridor.
Mr. Nuworsu pointed out that instead of continuing with the project from Dodo-Pepesu, where the NPP left it, the NDC government decided to start work from Kpassa, with the aim of taking the Nkwanta-North seat from the NPP.
He, however, noted that this would be wishful thinking, because the people were witnesses to the achievements of the NPP.
The Volta Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Simon Amegashie-Viglo, on his part, described Norwosu’s accusation as a mere propaganda.
Mr. Amegashie stressed that the achievements of the NDC government over the past three and half years had been properly documented in a book called ‘the Green Book,’ and that anybody wanting to know much about the achievements of the ruling party, should depend on the said book, rather than statements from political opponents.
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