I will secure 98% votes in December elections - Okudzeto Ablakwa
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the opposition NDC will secure 98 percent votes in the forthcoming December polls with the rest two percent going to the governing NPP and other parties in the race.
According to him, the NDC’s pragmatic policies for the people in its people’s manifesto would be the game-changer for the party. Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa was addressing some party supporters and ‘Okada’ operators after filing his nominations at the Electoral Commission office at Aveyime.
Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who is securing a third term in the forthcoming elections, was accompanied by some constituency executives and party supporters in addition to some two hundred commercial motorbike riders popularly known as ‘Okada’ operators.
The ‘Okada’ operators were not only dressed in full gear including helmets, reflector jackets and nose masks but also led by the MP himself who was carried on one of such motorbikes.
Before submitting his forms at the Electoral Office at Aveyime, Mr. Ablakwa led an almost two-hour procession through the principal streets of Mepe, Battor and Aveyime to drum home what he termed the practicality of the party’s manifesto on the future legalization and regulation of ‘Okada’ operations as announced by the flag bearer of the NDC.
At the District Electoral Commission office at Aveyime, a number of party supporters besieged the area to receive their MP. Mr. Ablakwa was subjected to the Covid-19 hand-washing and temperature-taking protocols before submitting his documents to the District EC Officer.
Speaking to the press after the exercise, Mr. Ablakwa said using the ‘Okada’ strategy to file his nomination was to send the right signal to Ghanaians that the policy is doable and pragmatic.
According to him, the NDC is poised to secure 98 percent of the votes in the December polls, adding that the party’s track records are there for all to see.