The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), says it is targeting seventy thousand (70,000) votes out of the total of seventy-seven thousand (77,000) registered voters in the Nkawkaw Constituency in the upcoming 7th December Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
"Since you have treated the people of Kwahu fairly and with respect, out of the total registered voting population of seventy-seven thousand (77,000) in the Nkawkaw Constituency, the Constituency will give the NPP seventy thousand (70,000)", the Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior, Bryan Acheampong, stated when he addressed a crowd of teeming NPP supporters at the Methodist Park in Nkawkaw.
*NPP Target in Afram Plains South Constituency*
Bryan Acheampong, in his remarks further noted that the NPP is on course to snatch the Afram Plains South Constituency from the National Democratic Congress (NDC). According to him, William Hor, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the 2020 Elections is firmly on the ground and he is set to annex the seat from the NDC after the party failed to do same in the last six (6) elections under the 1992 fourth republican constitution.
"If you take a critical look at the work Willie Hor, and his team of regional and Constituency executives are doing, everything points to the fact that the Afram Plains South Constituency will turn to the side of the NPP. Let us all intensify our efforts at Afram Plains South Constituency so we can take the seat from the NDC" Bryan Acheampong stated.
The current member of Parliament for Afram Plains South Constituency in the Eastern region is Eric Osei Owusu. He was elected on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress and won with 11,186 votes representing 53.57%, to win the 2016 Parliamentary election to become the MP.
*NDC Challenges in Afram Plains South*
The NDC's camp in the Afram Plains South Constituency witnessed heated political tension during the party's (NDC) Primaries in 2019.
The then Eastern Regional Secretary of the NDC, Mark Oliver Kevor, resigned from his position to contest the Parliamentary Candidate slot.
Joseph Appiah Boateng known as JAB1 who stepped down few days to 2016 election following a court injunction and had also served as the MP between 2012 and 2016 returned to unseat the incumbent MP Eric Osei Owusu who was also in the race.
In the end, Joseph Appiah Boateng (JAB1) won with 352 votes to become the 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for Afram Plains South Constituency.