The Volta Regional Director of Communications of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kafui Agbleze, has described as unrealistic and an overambitious target by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), to garner 30 per cent of votes in the region.
The Volta Regional NPP executives at a recent press conference in Ho to show appreciation to the chiefs and people of the region for what they said was an exceptional reception accorded their flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo during a four-day tour of the region, hinted that the party is targeting up to 30 per cent of votes in the region as well as three parliamentary seats.
Mr. Agbleze insisted that “such targets are unattainable and are signs of desperation because the claim by the NPP that they will achieve 30 per cent of votes cast in the upcoming elections is highly ambitious, unrealistic and not achievable”.
He said in 2008, the NPP attained 15.38 per cent of votes from the region and in 2012 the vote of the NPP dropped significantly to 12.9 per cent and questioned how on earth they will achieve 30 per cent.
“This is an impossible miracle possible only in dreams and not in the Volta Region because the massive projects carried out by the ruling party in the region and the leadership skills exhibited by President John Dramani Mahama would be among the several issues voters would consider in determining who deserves their thumb,” he noted.
Mr. Agbleze pointed out that Nana Akufo-Addo has shown bad leadership within his own party making some members of his party lose confidence in him, “and that how much more the general public?”
He indicated that “the performance of the NPP in the Volta Region will rather reduce to 10 per cent because of the significant level of development taking place under President Mahama”.
“Volta Region under President Mahama can now boast of a university with satellites campuses at Hohoe and Keta, 15 community SHS at various levels of construction with two commissioned so far by the president, fibre optic cable laid in the region to improve business, education and construction of an aerodrome in Ho,” he said.
“Multi-million dollar water processing plant at Adidome to provide water for five districts in the region among several others will give the NPP a very poor showing when the region goes to the polls,” he added.