Flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, says the party is targeting to secure all 47 Ashanti Regional Parliamentary seats during the December 2020 polls.
The feat, according to him, is crucial to helping his government deliver more peacefully in the region, which is widely regarded as the NPP’s stronghold.
“When I am being sworn into office to commence my second term as President, I am hoping to have 47 NPP MPs from the Ashanti Region to help the party to dominate Parliament.
“Our dominance in Parliament would prevent situations where the government’s developmental agenda would face setbacks and stumbling blocks, so please vote massively for the NPP MPs,” he appealed.
The President was speaking at the introduction of all 47 Ashanti Regional NPP parliamentary candidates to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his subchiefs.
He stressed that all the candidates are intelligent, hardworking, visionary and patriotic, adding that when voted into office, they will display competence that quickens national development.
“As the President, starting from 2021, I need MPs who are capable and ready to serve mother Ghana to speed up national transformation and luckily for us, the NPP has these unique people right here,” he said.
Nana Akufo-Addo further expressed optimism based on his performance in the last four years that the extra three seats occupied by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will eventually be lost to the NPP.
“In 2016, the Ashanti Region gave the NPP 44 out of the 47 parliamentary seats and we can do better this time by amassing all the 47 MP seats to seal the Agenda 47/47 target of the party” he said.