Fifty-eight chiefs in the Ashanti region have unanimously declared their support for flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, indicating they are ready for the consequences. According to them, although similar endorsements over the years has caused the region under-development, that will not stop them from endorsing Nana Akufo-Addo.
The chiefs announced their endorsement through the senior traditional leader, Nana Yaw Owusu, who indicated that due to the voting pattern in the region, which has favoured the NPP over the years, the John Mahama-led government has not been fair to the region in terms of development.
This, he says, would not stop them from voting for Nana Akufo-Addo. Nana Yaw Owusu who is the Mpaboahene said although chiefs and traditional leaders are barred from actively engaging in partisan politics, they believe that issues bothering on development is of prime concern to them; hence their open declaration for the NPP. The chiefs who had gathered to receive the NPP flagbearer cheered and applauded the declaration which also got party supporters shouting with enthusiasm.
Nana Akufo Addo began his campaign of the Ashanti region on Wednesday which would see him focus on constituencies which have consistently voted for the NDC although they are in the stronghold of the NPP.
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