- President Akufo-Addo has been trying hard to convince the people of the Volta Region to vote for the NPP
- He has assured the chiefs and people of the Volta Region that NPP will not discriminate against them
- But the people say they cannot be fooled to vote for the NPP
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President Nana Akufo-Addo is on a mission to ensure the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is accepted by the people of the Volta Region as a political party.
There is the perception that the NPP is an Akan political party and does not like the people of the Volta Region.
From 1992, the NPP has always performed woefully in the Volta Region in presidential and parliamentary elections.
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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), however, has always dominated in that region.
President Akufo-Addo, in his recent tour of the Volta Region, told the chiefs and people of the area that he is not a tribalist and will not do anything to undermine the region.
He assured the people of the Volta Region that the NPP government will not discriminate them in any way.
There have been recent suggestions of military troops invading the region during the voters' registration exercise.
But Akufo-Addo explained that the region was not singled out for any special military operation in the run-up to the conduct of the voter registration exercise, and there was certainly no political or ethnic agenda.
“Voltarians are important to Ghana, I have no agenda against them,” Akufo-Addo stated.
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YEN.com.gh asked its followers on Facebook what they made of President Akufo-Addo’s statement of Voltarians.
Below are some of the interesting comments we gathered/received.
Joel says Akufo-Addo should forget votes from the Volta Region.
Deity says any form of discrimination should not be tolerated.
Joseph says Nana Addo failed to act when the soldiers invaded the Volta Region.
David says Akufo-Addo will be shocked this December.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that barring any last-minute change, the National Democratic Party (NDP), will, on Friday, September 4, 2020, acclaim former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings as its flagbearer for the 2020 elections.
According to the General Secretary of the party, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, Mrs. Rawlings emerged tops out of three aspirants.
He told Citinewsroom.com that the NDP will hold its Congress between September 4 and September 5, 2020, in Accra.
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