The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) may be losing hope in retaining some key parliamentary seats by the close of the general elections in December.
First on the list of shaky constituencies that may slip out of the grips of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is the Awutu Senya East constituency of Mavis Hawa Koomson, who was recently involved in a shooting incident at a registration centre in the constituency.
Other Seats include that may change hands from the NPP is the neighbouring Awutu Senya West constituency of George Andah, the Deputy Minister of Communications. Others are the Ledzokuku Krowor seat in Accra with Bernard Okoe-Boye as MP; Tema West with Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah as MP; Adenta with Yaw Buabeng Asamoah as MP and Madina with Boniface Abubakar.
These fears were expressed on a WhatsApp group platform populated by important members of the governing party.
One of the commentators on the platform (identity withheld) stated: “The way registrant at the polling station were hooting at her [Hawa Koomson], I think she might be ok the verge of losing it .it is a swing seat.”
“That seat used to be NDC and Oppey Abbey of NPP from 2000, 2004 and we lost it in 2008 and 2012 it was demarcated and she won the first time,” the group chat observer explained.
“Ledzokuku, Krowor, Dadekotopon, Tema West, Adenta and Madina should be critically monitored,” another observer on the platform commented.
“These seats are all gone to the NDC but we can close the gap in terms of the votes in the presidential results.”
The NPP appear to be under pressure to win significant votes in the Greater Accra and the Central Region to bolster their chances in the December 2020 elections.
“We must win the majority vote in Greater Accra and Central Region…Greater Accra Region will be difficult. Central Region –NDC running mate will be a factor oh,” the discussion progressed on the platform.
Unlike the early goodwill that the governing party enjoyed in the 2016 elections, many failed promises and incidents of corruption in magnitudes similar to their much-criticised predecessors, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), analysts are predicting a tough run for the NPP in its second term bid.