By Alex Boye
The masses of Santrokfi, Akpafu, Likpe, Lolobi (SALL), in the newly created Oti Region, have announced their readiness to boycott the upcoming December general elections if they are not given a new constituency.
These communities, according to them is highly populated than other areas that have their own constituency and therefore could not understand why they should be ignored.
Historically, these communities were then under the Hohoe North Constituency which now falls within the Volta Region until the creation of the Oti Region.
Speaking at a news conference at Likpe over the weekend, an Opinion Leader of the area, Dr. Roberth Anipa, disclosed that the area’s population is far higher than other constituency in the country and expressed worry over why they should be eluded of a constituency.
SALL, Dr. Anipa said, currently has 52 polling stations and 13 electoral, which he said made it qualified for a constituency.
“Many indigenous of these towns who are currently seeking greener pastures in other cities are prepared to come back and vote if a new GUAN Constituency is created for us,” he disclosed.
The people of these towns, according to Dr. Ànipa are poised to vote massively for President Akufo Addo and the NPP if they are awarded with a new constituency to help them exercise their franchise.
For his part, Mr. Hayford Amanku, indicated indicated the only thing that would convince them to take part in the upcoming December general elections is only when a new constituency is created for them.
“We are aware that some top government officials are preventing President Akufo Addo for listening to our plea but we are advising the President to forget about those people if only he wants the best for us as Ghanaians,” he stated.