Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the northern region has said the party will beat Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 7, 2020 general elections with a margin of two million votes. Chairman Mohammed Baantima Samba said the NPP will also achieve its target of 15 seats in the northern region.
But, it leaves one to wonder what would motivate the NPP Chairman to make such over ambitious assertions; however, he claimed the turnout of prospective voters to register in the ongoing Electoral Commission (EC) registration exercise at the NDC’s strongholds in the northern region has been very low, citing the Tamale South constituency as classical example.
He alleged the low turnout in the Tamale South constituency explains why the National Democratic Congress had earlier opposed the EC to compile the new voters’ register.
He accused the NDC of manufacturing high numbers in their stronghold and further alleged the ongoing registration exercise has exposed the high figures the party used to boast off in previous elections.
Chairman Baantima Samba at a news conference told Journalists over the weekend that the data of prospective voters registered is far below the over 100, 000 voter population the Tamale South constituency recorded in the 2016 elections, emphasizing though the exercise is almost ended.
Meanwhile, Mr. Baantima Samba who monitored the beginning of phase five of the registration exercise said unlike the NDC, the number of applicants registered at the New Patriotic Party strongholds is very high.
He, therefore, charged the NPP parliamentary candidates, constituency executives, youth and women groups to work extra hard for victory in December.
He further gave his full assurance to provide the needed logistics and other resources required to prosecute the forthcoming campaign ahead of the general elections. He added the operation win 15 seats in the northern region is non-negotiable, thanking his regional executives for their tireless work since the beginning of the registration process.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party Director of Communications, Sule Salifu said the kind of singular support enjoyed across all structures of the party from polling station to constituency and regional levels from the Regional Chairman is unprecedented in the annals of the NPP in the region.
He added the chairman has already provided not less than three motorbikes for each of the 18 constituencies in the region to monitor the ongoing registration exercise aside the financial support.