A leading member of the National Democratic Congress, Alban Bagbin, has described the New Patriotic Party as a wounded elephant that is only fighting in desperation and urged NDC supporters to capitalise on that to vote it into the bush.
Speaking at the launch of the 2016 manifesto launch in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region Saturday, Mr Bagbin however asked the NDC not to be complacent in this year’s December 7 elections.
“Yes, we need to work hard, no complacency, and we have to be vigilante on the election day but with such a wounded elephant I don’t know what they can do apart from fight with desperation,” he said to a cheering crowd at the sunyani Coronation Park.
He said the habitat of the elephant, which is the official emblem of the NPP, is the bush, hence asked Ghanaians to come together to “fulfill the prophesy of Dr Arthur Kennedy by chasing the elephant into the bush.That is its natural heritage.
Mr Bagbin who is the Majority leader in Parliament was certain of NDC victory in this year’s election which he has projected a 57 per cent win for the party, saying “the 57 percent target is achievable. Yes we need to work hard”.
He grounded his projection on what he said is the implementation of the NDC’s transformational agenda.
Mahama “has injected more vim and vitality to the implementation of the agenda and has visibly change the lives of many Ghanaians and transformed the country. The results is that Ghana has the lead in WA as the upcoming country.
“I’m sure on behalf of the 275 parliamentary candidates and on my own behalf…We will achieve agenda two -thirds of MPs. We are targeting 184 members of parliament and we will attain that,” he added.
According to him, Ghana is the second largest economy in West Africa after Nigeria and 12 largest in Africa. He claimed Ghana has the highest national income among its neighbours, noting the quality of life of the people has improved tremendously thus catapulting life expectancy of its citizens from58 yrs from 2008 to 64 yrs in 2012.
“Ghanaians have seen the rest, it is now time to see the best. I want to wish all parliamentary candidates a resounding success as his he the president has already won.
“With a galaxy of such capable messengers as parliamentary candidate led by an accomplished president John Mahama as our presidential candidate, I’m more than confident that NDC will win with a wide margin,” Mr Bagbin said.
By Stephen KWabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana