The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that it is confident in the Ashanti Region’s love and support for former President John Dramani Mahama’s bid for the presidency.
Mustapha Foyo Gbande, the NDC’s deputy general secretary, claims that the party’s information shows “Ashantians” love their brother Mahama very much and are prepared to cast their votes for him.
He claims that because the Northerner and Ashanti share the same blood, it is impossible to distinguish him from people from the Ashanti Region.
“The NDC this year wants Ashanti Region to back it into power because His Excellency the former president has a trusted faithful relationship with Ashanti region. Naturally, we northerners we worship Ashanti because our blood is one, so if I see an Ashanti I call him uncle, Otumfuo is our father, can you compare the same with Eastern Region and Ashanti Region? Ethnic politics is part of politics because there is social mobilization agenda.
A property of the north belongs to an Ashanti easily like that. This year we are going to be in partnership with the Ashanti region to come to power. Every day and night you see us coming to the Ashanti Region. We want to strengthen our relationship and give them the assurance that when we come to power, we will still work with them.
“We are here to work and we know that Asanteman will bring us to power, the NPP should think people who deter corruption, crime, and cronyism will continue to vote for them when they have failed”, he warned.