Veep: ‘Don’t vote ‘skirt and blouse’’

50987431_FotorThe Vice President, Kwesi Amisah-Arthur has cautioned supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Eastern Region not to attempt voting ‘skirt and blouse’ in the general election.

According to the Vice President, the NDC has presented the best parliamentary candidates in the Eastern Region whose technical know-how will help develop the region and the country at large.  

Mr. Amissah-Arthur was speaking at a mammoth rally held at Koforidua Jackson’s Park to climax the regional campaign ahead of the December polls.

The rally was well attended by supporters of the NDC from all the 33 constituencies in the region.

“In Eastern Region, you have selected the best and most knowledgeable candidates and I want to encourage you all to come out on Wednesday to vote massively for President Mahama and all your parliamentary candidates so that together we can continue,” he reiterated.

Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Director of Elections for the NDC, urged the supporters not to allow themselves to be intimidated by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) but be vigilant on the election day to ensure that every valid vote is counted.

He also used the opportunity to educate the supporters on how to cast valid votes to avoid being rejected.

General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, for his part, noted that the party is recapturing some parliamentary seats previously occupied by the NDC.

He mentioned Fanteakwa North, and South, New Abirim, Asuogyaman, Abuakwa North, Lower West Akyem, Ayensuano and Nsawam/Adoagyiri as some of the seats in the region the party has targeted to recapture in addition to the seven seats already occupied by NDC MPs in the region.

Mr. Nketia commended the Eastern Regional executives of the party for working tirelessly during the campaign, adding that he is optimistic the agenda 50/50 will be realised.

The Member of Parliament for Akwatia, Baba Jamal assured the NDC of a fifty per cent votes from the Eastern Region.

“ We shall protect all of our seven existing parliamentary seats and win additional ones as well as increase the presidential votes this year,” he lamented.


From: David Kodjo, Koforidua.  



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