Former National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sammi Awuku has revealed why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has intensified its attacks on the newly elected flagbearer of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Mr. Awuku who is a representative of the National Council of the NPP from the Eastern Region, their opponents are panicky about the choice of the Vice President who is a threat to their bid to come into power.
The NDC has three strongholds in any election: the Volta Region, the North, and the Zongos. These strongholds play a crucial role in securing victory for the NDC if they win them convincingly. There is no political manoeuvring that can convince the NPP that we can win the Volta Region in 2024, but we are confident of making significant progress in this region.”
According to him, Dr. Bawumia’s impact in the North and the Zongos cannot be downplayed, saying, “In the North and the Zongos, Dr. Bawumia has posed a formidable challenge to the NDC since entering mainstream politics. We have not only equalled the number of parliamentary seats in the North held by the NDC but also secured an additional seat, giving us the lead. Moreover, for the first time, the Zongos believe that one of their own is leading the NPP, and they are eager to declare their overwhelming support and votes for Dr. Bawumia.”
Recognizing the importance of not relying solely on one’s own strongholds for electoral victory, Lawyer Awuku emphasized the strategy of making inroads into the opponent’s strongholds while retaining support in their own and appealing to swing voters.
He stated, “In Ghana, it’s crucial to make headway into your opponent’s strongholds while keeping your own, and attracting undecided voters, to ensure a decisive win in elections. This is the primary focus of Dr. Bawumia and his campaign team.”