The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is grateful to the people of Amenfi West Constituency for their show of support to the party.
According to the party, it did not have much presence at the constituency, but it decided to go there to compete and was very encouraged with the outcome.
The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, in an interview, said what the PPP did in Amenfi West proved that “if anybody thinks that in 2016 they can ignore us they will have themselves to blame.
“We are going to increase the momentum in 2016.”
According to Dr Nduom, the PPP conceded that the Amenfi West Constituency was not their stronghold, but it used the by-election as an opportunity to organise very well there and the outcome was encouraging.
He disclosed that the PPP would be a potent force to reckon with in the 2016 Election, saying “if we can get 300 per cent of votes increase in the by-election as compared to what we did in 2012, then in 2016 we can do better.”
Going into 2016, he said the PPP would concentrate on some key constituencies where the party was hoping to get good votes.
He said the PPP had a good candidate in the person of Mr Anthony Kojo Buadee and they had all contributed to support his campaign.
“Already, we have formed volunteers to work for the party and mobilise support” he said.
On whether the party will go into a merger or coalition with other political parties, Dr Nduom stated, “We are still keen on the coalition idea. We have a team put together and ready to discuss the coalition idea.
“However, we will not waste any more time in preparing for the 2016 polls.”
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Eric Afful, garnered 15,809 votes representing 52.64 per cent to win the by-election.
In the closely fought contest New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate Mr Paul Denkyi, a lawyer, polled 13,076 votes representing 43.54 per cent while Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) captured 1032 votes representing 3.44 per cent.
The United Front Party (UFP) candidate, Elvis Adjei, had 113 votes representing 0.38 per cent .
Spoilt ballots were 531 votes while voter turnout was 49 per cent.
Source: Daily Graphic
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