The Deputy National Organizer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Hamilton Biney, has sworn in some of the newly elected branch executives of the NDC in the Ashanti region.
In his address after the swearing-in, he urged the executives to work within the confines of the NDC constitution in all their operations because it is the document that gives them the mandate to work.
He also encouraged them to begin working immediately as the party seeks to come back to power in the 2024 general elections.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region is confident the enthusiasm and readiness of the residents of the region to join the party in the ongoing membership drive will reflect in its performance in the next general election.
Since August 18, this year, the party has embarked on a massive membership drive throughout the region to register more members and increase its visibility.
The exercise end on August 31, 2022.
The NDC currently has four parliamentary seats in the region: New Edubiase, Asawasi, Ejura-Sekyedumasi and Sekyere Afram Plains.
This was an improvement over the 2016 elections where the party won three out of the 47 seats in the region.
The party also increased both performances in percentage and absolute figures in the presidential election.
In 2016, the NDC obtained 497, 242 votes, representing 23 per cent of the total votes, as against 1,646, 949 votes obtained by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), representing 76.3 per cent of the votes.
In 2020, the NDC increased its performance from the 23 per cent to 26.08 per cent of the total votes translating into 652, 962 votes while the NPP polled 1,793, 773 votes, representing 71. 64 per cent of the total votes cast in the region.
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