V/R: Chiefs’ endorsements speak volumes of NDC’s neglect – Superior


The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) said the several endorsements being received from notable traditional rulers in the Volta Region is as a result of broken promises and neglect of the region by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

This, according to Musah Superior, an aide to NPP presidential candidate, will not only consolidate gains made by the NPP in the region over the years but also increase their fortunes in the region come December 7.

The NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo who is on a five-day tour to the Volta region reportedly received endorsement from some chiefs including the Gyasehene of the Peki traditional area in the Volta Region, Togbui Takon Tutu Brempong, who said under erstwhile NPP administration, things were much better than now.

Another traditional head from the Volta Region who has led a group of sub-chiefs to declare support for the NPP is Nana Odam Gyamfi III, Paramount Chief of Akroso Asukawkaw Traditional Area. He was quoted as saying “all the Chiefs from Dambai to Asukawkaw support NPP. If some people have tagged us as being NPP sympathizers, then we might as well officially declare our stance and support for the party.”

Meanwhile Musa Superior insisted that the endorsements coming from the chiefs in the NDC’s ‘World Bank’ is a signal that the region is fed up with the governing party. He added that the chiefs’ endorsement is a general reflection of how people of the region feel about the NDC.

“They are disappointed in the NDC who they have supported since 1992, they have been kept in the dark for long and this year the people of the Volta region will reject the NDC”

Musa Superior maintained that issues of broken promises and economic hardship have dominated calls from the people in the region to Nana Akufo-Addo. Saying the people of the Volta region have been taken for ‘fools’ for a long time and the region now realized that it is now time for change.

“The NDC will fall on their own sword, too much of propaganda is what the NDC feed the voltarians with and they will kick them out this year,” he said.

But the Greater Accra Regional Organizer of the NDC Anthony Nukpenu though conceded that NPP may increase its votes in the region, it will not in anyway affect the NDC, adding that the chiefs who are throwing their weight behind the NPP presidential candidate are doing so for their parochial interest.

By Bright Dzakah |OnuaFM |3news.com

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