OPPOSITION National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised concerns over the Electoral Commission’s (EC’s) treatment of the party, alleging the EC’s attempt to rig the presidential race in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general election.
The National Organiser of the NDC, Mr Joshua Akamba, who raised the alarm advised the NDC members and supporters to focus on making the various branches of the party very strong to prevent the EC from rigging the election for the NPP and rather ensure victory for the NDC in the 2020 showdown.
According to him, the EC tacticians were mapping out strategies on how to extend the NPP’s stay in power beyond the 2020 election through manipulation and implementation of the electioneering rigging agendas and policies. Sensing Ghanaians were so early getting disappointed and fed-up, and were, therefore, likely to vote out the NPP in 2020, Mr Akamba noted that the ruling NPP had teamed up with the EC to have concluded that the surest way to secure a second term for the NPP was to skew the election in favour of the NPP.
Mr Akamba made the statement during a health-walk organised by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East Constituency in the Central Region, Mr Queenstar Pokua Sawyer.
The walk started from Kwesikum through Duakwa and ended at Nsaban. Mr Ofoso Ampofo said the NDC will need majority seats in Parliament to govern the country from 2021 if the party wins the election.
For his part, the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Ofoso Ampofo, has said the former president and flag-bearer of the NDC will surely win the 2020 election to set a record of being the first incumbent president to have lost and recaptured power.
While commending Madam Pokua Sawyer for working hard for her constituents, Mr Ampofo urged the constituents to stand solidly behind her in the 2020 election to come out with victory. In her address, Mrs Pokua Sawyer thanked her constituents for their support and confidence in her and said victory was just around the corner for the NDC in 2020.
She said the electorate have now realised the difference between the good leadership of the NDC under former President John Dramani Mahama and the government of President Akufo-Addo which has brought economic hardships on them.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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