Mr Samuel Awuku, the National Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said that election 2020 will be contest of records and ideas devoid of snatching of ballot boxes.
“That is why it is much more important that we let the NDC understand that the era where ballot boxes are snatched is past.”
The National Organizer entreated members of the party at all levels to protect 2020 election just as they would protect their family members.
Mr Awuku who was speaking at the launch of the party’s Upper East Regional Youth Wing in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, said: “We owe the next election to the next generation of our country.”
The programme was attended by Mr Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister, Municipal and District Chief Executives, National, Regional and Constituency Party Executives and party sympathizers.
Mr Awuku said “Let us offer our party the biggest support and encouragement. It has not been easy since we came in, but when you have a government that is determined to achieve for its people regardless of the obstacles, and regardless of the challenges, we are always determined to move beyond our comfort zone,” he said.
Mr Awuku said “the elephant cannot be intimidated by the umbrella. The fact that we are determined and willing to go by the rule of law does not mean anybody should attempt to intimidate the NPP and its supporters.”
He said the party could not be intimidated in opposition, and won the 2016 elections against all odds”.
Madam Abayage, the Regional Minister, said “our problem in this region is not the NDC, they do not come anywhere near us, if we have been losing seats, is because of us, is not because of the NDC.”
She said government’s flagship programme, “Planting for Food and Jobs” had helped over 60,000 people in the region. “As I speak with you, almost 100 communities in this region have been given out for rural electrification.”
She said the NPP was on the roadmap of winning the heart of the electorates in the region, which promises to translate into votes.