The Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that the main opposition party is looking at securing a minimum of 30% of the popular votes in the Volta Region at the December 7 polls.
Speaking on Nhyira Fm, Kumasi, yesterday, Nana Akufo-Addo said he was unperturbed by a 1.5 million votes target set by the governing NDC in the Ashanti Region.
The stated that the NPP was equally looking at garnering a minimum of 30% votes in the Volta region in this year's general elections.
“I don't know what they've seen here but we all know that some of their estimates here will not materialise. I'm also going to the Volta Region next week. We have a target of a minimum of 30% of popular votes so they can go ahead and make their projections in the Ashanti Region," Nana Addo stressed.
At the launch of the NDC's Ashanti Regional Campaign, Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur said investigations had revealed that the governing party could poll some 1.5 million votes in the December elections - 500,000 more than its earlier projection.
But the NPP flagbearer has laughed off the projection, saying the harsh economic conditions in the country is enough reason to prevent the NDC government from attaining the number.
The NPP flagbearer also reiterated his party's commitment to reducing taxes when voted into power, adding that his party is keen on growing the country's economy by reducing taxes in order to attract more businesses.
“When we reduced corporate income tax during Kufuor's era, tax revenue actually increased because enterprises expanded their businesses, did more work, and more enterprises came in. If you want to grow the economy, you need to protect the private sector operators; they are the sources of wealth creation," Nana Addo stressed.
Source: Daily Statesman
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