Friday, 19 July

NDC says Ashanti ditching Bawumia

Abass Nurudeen, Ashanti Regional NDC communications officer

The Ashanti Regional branch of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has asserted that support for Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia among New Patriotic Party (NPP) members in the region is diminishing.

According to Abass Nurudeen, the NDC’s Ashanti Regional Director of Communications, Dr Bawumia's recent campaign efforts in the Ashanti Region have lost momentum and lack the enthusiasm previously seen for other NPP flagbearers over the years.

In a recent interview with Nana Bobie Ansah, host of the Citizens Show on Accra 100.5 FM, Mr Abass compared the reception of Dr Bawumia to that of former President John Agyekum Kufuor and President Nana Akufo-Addo in the past.

He noted that during their campaigns, the party’s stronghold exhibited genuine and widespread support.

In contrast, he described Dr Bawumia's current support as "artificial," claiming that the NPP had to bus people from the outskirts of Kumasi to create the appearance of a large, enthusiastic crowd.

Mr Nurudeen further contended that the people of Ashanti are increasingly sceptical of Dr Bawumia, particularly in light of the promises made during the 2020 elections that remain unfulfilled.

This scepticism is evident in the actions of the Ghana Union of Traders Association, which has demanded answers from the Vice President regarding the rapid depreciation of the Cedi against the Dollar.


Highlighting a shift in political sentiment, Mr Nurudeen stated that the Asantes no longer wish to be used as "working tools" by the NPP, suggesting a growing disillusionment with Dr Bawumia's leadership and the party's performance.

Source: Mensah