Former President John Mahama has said the people of Sene East will keep voting for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) because that is the only party that has developed the area.
Speaking at a mini-durbar at Kajaji in the Sene East constituency of the Bono East Region on Thursday, 17 September 2020, in response to President Nana Akufo-Addo’s recent call to the constituents to stop voting one-way, Mr Mahama, who is the flagbearer of the NDC, said: “Why won’t you vote one way because every development here was brought to you by NDC governments”.
Mr Mahama also said said the “NDC is a peace-loving party, so, we don’t want violence because we know if the elections are held in a peaceful manner, the NDC will be victorious”.
About a week ago, President Akufo-Addo appealed to the people of the constituency to change their voting pattern and vote massively in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming 2020 elections for the first time.
Addressing the chiefs and people of Kajaji on 8 September 2020, as part of a six-day working visit to the Bono East, Bono and Ahafo Regions, the President noted that the “one-way” voting pattern the people of the area have subscribed to since 1992, has not brought significant development to them.
He, therefore, urged the constituents to vote for the ‘elephant’ party in both the parliamentary and presidential elections, adding that the NPP’s capabilities in office are evident enough to earn it another chance in the December polls.
“I came to appeal to the Sene East Constituency; Sene East, Sene West, Pru East, Pru West, since we started voting from 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, your voting pattern has been one-way.
“You haven’t benefited from this voting pattern.
“However, within our three years in office, you have all seen what the NPP government can do,” he said.