Andrew Nii Adjei Khartey, a private legal practitioner, has suggested to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to begin moves to establish circumstances leading to loss of almost all parliamentary seats at coastal areas in the Greater Accra Region.
Speaking on Candid Voice on Asaase Radio with Benjamin Offei-Addo, Nii Khartey said the defeat of the NPP at coastal areas in the region must be of interest to the party.
“I realised that this election was going to be a very interesting one. Going forward, my colleague Nana Agyeman made mention about the gains that Dr [Mahamudu] Bawumia made in the North and this brings to mind the losses in the Greater Accra Region.
“You would note that a number of seats if not almost all along the coast in the Greater Accra Region was lost by the NPP and that should be an interesting message to the NPP. The question you would want to ask yourself is whether it was due to premix fuel issues,” Nii Khartey stated.
He said the results from the Tema West Constituency from the onset show the 2020 election was going to be a very stiff competition between the ruling NPP and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“My first surprise with the 2020 election came after the results were declared in my constituency. For the very first time there was stiff competition between the incumbent president and his opponent John Mahama, and that got me thinking,” he stated.
The NDC increased its parliamentary seats from 13 to 20 out of the 34 in the Greater Accra Region in the just ended elections.
This means the party snatched seven additional seats from the ruling NPP in the Greater Accra Region.
By Fred Dzakpata