Though the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost last Friday’s General Election in the Nkawkaw, Mpraeso and Abetifi constituencies in the Kwahu area, their supporters jubilated over the party’s victory in the presidential and parliamentary election.
They went on procession on some principal streets of Nkawkaw, Mpraeso and Abetifi clad in party colours singing and dancing to brass band music.
The Mpraeso constituency chairman of the NDC, Mr. Emmanuel Attah Obeng, told the GNA that the party increased it votes from 7,200 votes in 2008 to over 10,000 in this year’s election.
Mr. Hayford Quaye, the Abetifi constituency chairman of the party, also said the party’s parliamentary candidate, Mr Samuel Asamoah, was able to increase the party’s votes from 8,000 in 2008 elections to over 12,000 votes in this year’s election and this showed that the party had improved its performance in the constituency.
Mr Kofi Adu, the Nkawkaw constituency chairman, said the party’s 16,073 votes in the presidential election and 16,503 votes in the parliamentary election in the constituency showed that the party had performed creditably in the election and therefore had the right to jubilate.
Business activities however bounced back at Nkawkaw, the major commercial town in the area after the election as most traders started sending their wares and food stuffs to the market to sell. GNA