The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has tasked members of the party in the Central Region to work hard for victory in the December 7 general elections.
According to the General Secretary, victory for the party in the impending elections will help paint a good impression about the clout of the vice president.
However a defeat for the party in the Central Region would mean a disgrace for the vice president as it could be interpreted that his influence has waned in the region and subsequently affect his political aspirations.
Speaking at the campaign launch of the Deputy Central Regional Minister and parliamentary candidate for the Agona East Constituency, Queenstar Pokuaa Sawyer, Mr. Nketia popularly known as “General Mosquito” alleged that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has hatched a plan to embarrass the Vice President by winning more seats in the Central Region to send a message to Ghanaians that the Vice President has become unpopular and influential even in his own region.
He explained that the NPP did same to the late President John Atta Mills in 2004 thereby making him a laughing stock in the eyes of all well-meaning Ghanaians.
President John Mahama, he explained, nearly suffered the same fate but for the fact that he ultimately won the general elections to become the President of Ghana.
The relentless campaign presence of the NPP in the Central Region, according to the President, was an ample evidence that the party was committed not only in winning more votes from the region, but ultimately end the political aspirations of the Vice President.