Nana Oteatuoso Kokoben II has taken a swipe at the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia for daring to say he will use the Ashanti Region as a “special project”
“Has Asiedu Nketia forgotten so soon what his boss, Mahama said about Asantes or they have low memories now”, he quizzed on Wontumi TV.
Asiedu Nketia had said the NDC cannot win any presidential elections without the help of the Ashanti Region.
According to him, any political party in Ghana that jokes with Ashanti Region automatically loses general elections.
Speaking on the ‘Dwabrem’ show on Kumasi-based OTEC 102.9 Fm, on Friday August 19, the Asiedu Nketia said the NDC lost previous presidential elections due to its inability to mobilize more votes in the Ashanti Region.
“Without the Ashanti region, there is no way the NDC can win any general election in the country.
“It is well observed from the data from 2022 polls that the percentage that the NDC got in the Ashanti region was low leading to our downfall,” he stated.
He added, “Whether you like it or not, there is no way that New Patriotic Party (NPP) could have won power in this country without the massive contribution from the loving people from the Ashanti region.
“It is not possible, because if you compare the percentage of votes the New Patriotic Party (NPP) got from the Ashanti region, it cannot be compared to other regions, you could clearly see that Ashanti region alone contributed a lot in the 2016 general election which led to the victory of the New Patriotic party and I strongly believe the same assertion goes to the NDC.”
The NDC chief scribe told the host of the show, Dr Cash that, “I can therefore say that Ashanti Region is the heart of all political parties in the country.”
He noted that the NDC will from now on focus on the Ashanti region and work towards amassing more votes in the next general elections.