A divisional Chief of the Gbi Traditional Area, Togbe Keh VII, has reportedly declared that Hohoe is now a de facto voter base for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Reports from President Akufo-Addo’s visit to the area on his nationwide tour quote the Chief declaring that Hohoe has shifted from being a POLITICAL stronghold of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to a stronghold of the NPP.
“It took the NPP to fix the Hohoe Municipality hence our resolve and promise to remain blue and not green ever again,” Togbe Keh VII is quoted as saying.
The so-called movement from green to blue is a symbolic claim that Hohoe has come under the dominance of the NPP whose flag has blue as a major color. The NDC’s flag has green as a major color.
Until the controversial elections of 2020, Hohoe had always been part of the NDC’s stronghold in the Volta Region. However, an arrangement by the Electoral Commission that resulted in voters in Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe, being disenfranchised, resulted in what is seen as a controversial victory for the NPP for the first time in the history of the Hohoe constituency.
Togbe Keh Vll’s political campaign, therefore, makes a mockery of the disenfranchisement of the SALL.
“The President always comes to the constituency with blessings, and since he became President, the area has seen a major transformation, and we are very much grateful for him for fixing Hohoe, “Togbe Keh VII said.
Togbe Keh is also reported as saying that the Akufo-Addo-led administration was able to fix Hohoe in ways more than they expected as a municipality, and it is going to remain a huge legacy for the President.
And yet, the Togbe could not mention any of the said projects from the Akufo-Addo government.
Meanwhile, after heaping praise on President Akufo-Addo for supposedly developing Hohoe, he then turned around and begged the President for developmental projects.
Among others, he is said to have appealed for an autonomous University for Hohoe, and an upgrade of the Hohoe Municipal Hospital to a regional hospital to lift the status of the area.
He also appealed for the early completion of the modern Hohoe sports stadium, which is currently 65% complete.
He also asked for the early completion of the Eastern Corridor road projects, especially the Hohoe, Kpeve, Asikuma stretch.
President Akufo-Addo was careful not to promise anything to the praise-singing chief, stating rather generically that “My joy is to see Hohoe more developed than it is currently before my exit from office as president.”