Don’t Jubilate yet, NPP now holds the majority in John Mahama’s region- John Boadu to NDC
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. John Boadu, has warned supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to get ahead of themselves in jubilation, rather ignore the party’s claim of flipping the parliamentary seats, because the NPP now holds the majority seats in the five regions of the North.
According to Mr. John Boadu, the NPP has taken over regions that were formally controlled by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the just-ended general elections.
He said the NPP 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.
He indicated that the NPP won 63 seats above what the NDC had in 2016, so it is surprising that the NDC is insisting on flipped seats.
He said this at a press briefing in reaction to an earlier press conference by the NDC, where they talked about unseating various NPP incumbents in the Parliamentary elections.
He said if the NDC is bold to outline seats they have flipped, they should equally be bold to mention the many seats they have also flopped.
The NPP General Secretary used the opportunity to also highlight several parliamentary seats they have snatched from the NDC.
Indicating that the NDC has lost Damongo, they have lost Daboya, and Salaga North in the Savannah region.
He emphasized that the NPP is now the majority party in John Mahama’s region, controlling four seats out of seven seats.
“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”. He listed.
He reiterated the NPP’s historic victory in Karaga constituency, where the NPP parliamentary candidate Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, has been able to snatch the seat from the NDC for the first time in the history of the constituency.
“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 added.
Mr. Boadu was however, optimistic that the NPP at the end of the collation of ballots would still hold majority seats in parliament.