A senior member of the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Volta region, Parlours Quashie, has said that the opposition National Democratic Congress has nothing to show for the tremendous support it has enjoyed from residents of the Volta region.
According to Mr Quarshie, the monopoly the NDC has enjoyed in the Volta region since the start of the Fourth Republic is to account for the lack in development of the region.
He made the statement while addressing residents of Srohume and Awata in the Ketu South constituency, during a campaign tour on Friday, 28th August 2020.
He said, “The NDC doesn’t care about you because they know even if they don’t do anything good for you, you people will still vote for them. They have taken you for granted for the past 28 years because of the relative monopoly they enjoy here in Ketu South and that I mean the entire Volta region [World Bank].”
“Look at your school buildings, your roads and water issues yet they are not bothered because they’re already assured of your votes,” he added.
Mr. Quarshie further urged the residents to create a good competition between the two major political parties in order to command the needed development the region deserves.
“All I want is that, you must create competition between the NDC and the NPP by increasing the NPP’s vote. What I mean is that, go to the polls and vote for the NPP parliamentary candidate [David Tianno Quarshie] and President Nana Akufo-Addo to send a signal to the NDC that they need to wake up; and by doing that, both parties would be forced to be addressing your developmental needs for fear of losing votes.”
Mr. Quarshie was a known member of the NDC but defected from the party prior to the 2016 general elections.
While the various parties begin to woo voters ahead of the polls, the NPP in the Volta region is strategically working towards increasing its votes, especially from the rural communities.