Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) claims to have taken over regions that were formally controlled by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the just-concluded general elections.
John Boadu, the General Secretary of the NPP, disclosed in a statement that the party now controls three out of the five regions of the north, including the Savannah region where the NDC Presidential Candidate, John Dramani Mahama hails from.
Boadu said the NPP at the end of the collation of ballots will still hold majority seats in parliament.
“The NPP won 63 seats above what the NDC had in 2016 as such it is surprising that the NDC is insisting on flipped seats. But they do not mention the many seats they have flopped,” he said.
The NPP’s scribe was reacting to an earlier presser by the NDC where they bragged about unseating various NPP incumbents in the Parliamentary elections, especially in Accra.
“The NDC has lost Damongo, they have lost Daboya, and Salaga North in the Savannah region. The NPP is now the majority party in John Mahama’s region, controlling four seats out of seven seats,” he said.
“The NDC also flopped in Lambussie, a seat we have won; that is in the Upper West Region. In the North East region, the NDC has also flopped, losing Yagaba Kubori to Mustapha Yussif. The NDC has flopped again in Yooyoo, losing the seat to Oscar Lawal of the NPP.
“The NDC also flopped in Chereponi losing the seat to Abdul Razak of the New Patriotic Party. In the Northern Region, the NDC has flopped to the point that like Savannah and North East, NPP now has majority seats in the Northern region.
“NDC has flopped and we have won Karaga for the first time, we have won Tatale, we have won Zabzugu, and we’ve won Zabzugu constituencies. We now control 3 regions out of the five regions in the north of the country.
“The NDC has also flopped in the Upper West Akim in the Eastern Region for the first time. The icing on the cake is the historic NDC flop in the Volta region. The New Patriotic Party is registering, for the first time a seat in the Volta Region in Hohoe constituency. And as we speak now Hon. Peter John Amewu is the MP-elect for Hohoe constituency,” he stated.
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