The MP for Asawase Hon. Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has strongly rejected the assertion that the Ashanti Region remains the stronghold for only the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him the ruling NDC can equally lay claim to the region being its stronghold as the party’s electoral fortunes since the 1999 general elections has continued to improve elections after elections.
The Ashanti region over the years has yielded the majority of votes for the opposition party with the NPP occupying 36 out of the 39 parliamentary seats in the Region leaving the NDC with only 3 seats.
Speaking at the NDC’s manifesto launch at Kumasi on Thursday Hon. Muntaka stated that the NDC being able to secure 475,000 votes in the 2008 election can certainly describe the Ashanti Region as its stronghold.
He noted that whenever the NDC had secured over 400,000 votes in any election just like in the 1996 and 2008 elections the NDC went aheard to win the general elections.
Hon. Muntaka therefore urged the party rank and file to work tireless to earn NDC enough votes in the Ashanti Region to guarantee the party victory in the upcomging election which promises to be keenly contested.