Media personality and Veteran Journalist, Kwesi Pratt said the perception that the Voltain votes massively for the (NDC) because of former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings is false
According to him, such mindset being created in the minds of people should be disowned because the people of Volta Region have a mind of their own and will not lean towards one person.
Kwesi Pratt noted that over the year, the Volta Region has been insulted by people who claim they vote for the NDC because Rawlings is from the Region.
The veteran Journalist recalled that “Kwame Nkrumah is not from the Volta Region, the Volta Region stood by Kwame Nkrumah through thick and thin. Check the history, check the electoral records. He was not an Ewe and he did not come from the region. Why the Volta region in the 1969 election when the CPP was banned the Volta Region voted massively enbloc for the National Alliance of Liberals.”
He added “The Volta Region has voted for the NDC throughout so there must be a reason other than Rawlings. So, it’s not true that Volta Region votes for a NDC because of Rawlings. Rawlings was not part of the CPP, he was not part of the National Alliance of Liberals. So, it’s not true, the people of the Volta Region, they know themselves, they know their aspirations, they know their needs. Don’t treat the people of the Volta Region as if they are herds of cattle. If you go and you refer to them as inward-looking people do you expect them to vote for you?”
He further explained that “When Busia became President, he made the head of the secessionist movement Ghana’s Ambassador to Togo and that’s why the NPP is unpopular in the Volta Region and not because the people in the Volta Region vote for the NDC because of Rawlings”