The Presidential Candidate of the New Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has expressed optimism for his party following the just-ended by-election in Kumawu.
According to him, the election’s outcome is evidence of the NDC’s progress, considering the fact that Kumawu is a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“The election result is a great sign from the good people of Kumawu.
“Judging from the results, the ruling NPP has clearly recorded a significant reduction in the OVERALL votes in their stronghold, and for me, that is a great sign from the good people of Kumawu,” he wrote on Facebook.
He also alleged that even though the NPP were involved in vote buying, their candidate, Kwasi Amankwah, was able to get more votes as compared to 2020.
“That enthusiasm was aptly demonstrated in the increased number of votes our candidate garnered in the poll – 1,284 actual votes representing an increase of 52.6% over our 2020 performance.
Mr. Mahama further said in spite of the fact that their party did not win the seat, the Kumawu by-election was an opportunity for them to test their reviewed electoral operational procedures, adding that they have learnt their lessons.
“We may not have succeeded in flipping the seat, but I am proud that, as a collective, spearheaded by our National Chairman and General Secretary, we have had the opportunity to test our reviewed electoral operational procedures, including monitoring, party agent selection and training, collation, and transmission of results.