The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region has admitted not achieving their much touted Agenda 47/47.
The Agenda was to win all 47 parliamentary seats in the stronghold of the party.
They admit although the Agenda was much touted and a herculean task, it was impossible to achieve.
First Vice Chairman for the party in the Region Kwabena Nsenkyire told Kofi Asante Ennin on Onua TV on Tuesday, December 8 that “we tried all means to snatch all seats in Ashanti Region but as you can see it’s impossible”.
In 2016, out of the 47 constituencies, the NPP snatched 44 seats and left three for NDC.
Fast forward, in the lead-up to this year’s election, the ruling party hatched plans to secure all the seats but they ended up rather losing an additional seat to their opponents. They now have 43 against NDC’s 4.
The Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abdul Salam Adams, recaptured the New Edubiase seat, which was taken by Deputy Agric Minister George Oduro in 2016. Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak and Braimah Mohamed Bawa retained the Asawase and Ejura-Sekyedumase seats respectively to further cement the party’s stronghold in these constituencies within the Ashanti Region.
Kwabena Nsenkyire admitted that though painting the whole region with NPP colours was the goal for Agenda 47/47, “which in reality some if us knew wasn’t realistic”.
“If you want to know more about the Agenda 47/47, ask the one who launched it because he might have means to achieve it, but I know achieving such a task wasn’t realistic,” he admitted.
Mr Nsenkyire assured the party will return to the drawing board and restrategize to ensure all seats in the region are captured in next elections.
By Nana Asenso Mensah|Onua TV|3news.com|Ghana