The General Secretary of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, says it is appropriate and timely for the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 general elections.
According to him, the need for a new voters’ register as explained by the EC at their Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting was very explanatory.
“We therefore registered our support as a party for the EC so that we could have a transparent, clean and efficient voters’ register”, he said.
Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong was addressing the 3rd Volta Regional Delegates Conference of the party held in Hohoe where a 12-member regional executive was also sworn into office.
”It is better we procure a new equipment than using the old obsolete ones which cannot give us better results’, he asserted.
He debunked the argument in some quarters that compiling a new register would be a drain on the economy, adding that Ghanaians were discerning and did not need to be deceived by any political party to win political power.
Alhaji Frimpong therefore, called on all their supporters to go in their numbers to register when the EC begins the registration exercise to afford them the opportunity to vote for the party in the December elections.
‘By all indications, the party is beginning to proof that we are the third force after NPP and NDC that is ready to assume the reins of governance,” he said.
He charged the newly sworn-in executives for the region to be united and work hard and win more souls for the party.
The NDP General Secretary assured them of their unflinching support and assured that the needed logistics would be provided to enhance their work.
The National Women’s Leader, Mrs Peace Aryee, who deputised for the founder Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings called on the women who formed the greater majority in the party to strive for positions in the party so that they could lead the party to greater heights.
She said ‘we can only win power if we have the numbers and therefore I appeal to the women to team up with their male counterparts to win more souls for the party.’
The newly sworn in Regional Chairman, Prince Mensah, thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in them and was confident that with a united front and hard work from members they would be able to win more votes in the Volta Region.
FROM KAFUI GATI, HOHOE