Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE Chairman of the Electoral Affairs of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Election 2008 Campaign Team, Mr Dan Botwe, has stated that the party will not be complacent in the electoral process.
“We will fight the elections with the might of a party in opposition,” he said, and added that all the necessary measures were being taken to equip the party’s constituency executives, polling station chairpersons and foot soldiers to take the voter registration exercise and the main election seriously.
Mr Botwe stated this after a two-day trainer of trainers’ workshop on the upcoming voters registration exercise for constituency executives from the Ashanti Region in Kumasi.
The participants were expected to go to their constituencies to train about 2,300 polling station chairpersons spread across the region.
Briefing journalists, Mr Botwe, who is in charge of the training programme for the middle belt of the country, said in all about 400 constituency executives benefited from the training in the Ashanti Region.
He said the party would not want to be disadvantaged towards the general election and, consequently, all the available resources were being marshalled to put its house in order before the elections.
Mr Botwe said the NPP was noted for empowering its members and supporters to effectively play their roles in the electoral process, adding that it would not deviate from the process.
He was confident that the participants would handle the task ahead of them with every seriousness.
He said similar exercises organised for party members in previous elections proved fruitful and expressed the hope that this year’s exercise would achieve maximum benefits.
Mr Botwe said the NPP would counteract all attempts by the NDC to muddy the waters in order to gain undue advantage in the electoral process.
With Mr Botwe as resource persons were the Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua, Mr Isaac Asiama, and Mr Yaw Boahen, both members of the Electoral Committee of the NPP.