The youth base of the National Democratic Congress in the Ashanti region have called for a replacement of former president John Dramani Mahama as flagbearer for the party ahead of the 2024 polls.
In a statement, the group accused Mr Mahama of neglecting the region after he won power in 2012 and therefore will have nothing to do with him in 2024.
“How come only Tamale metropolis had three cabinet ministers yet the biggest region in the country, Ashanti was neglected?” the group asked.
“In fact, at the start of the administration, there was only one minister from Ashanti Region – the Minister of Environment Science and Technology, Professor Oteng Agyei – who was sacked bitterly and mysteriously just some few months into the administration,” the statement signed by the convenor, Mr Kweku Asare Mensah said.
“John Mahama, who could neglect the Ashanti Region this much now pretends to be the ‘lover boy’ just to deceive us and neglect the region again. Our message to him is simple: He shouldn’t count on us because he neglected us when he had the power.”
“NDC needs new leadership direction, a leader who is in to build a more formidable party, not one who is only in for his personal good,” the group said.
Meanwhile Mr Mahama is set to tour the Ashanti region today September 13, 2021.