Some Market Women in Kumasi, the capital town of the Ashanti Region, have expressed worry over the over comments by New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer aspirant that suggests that the party is against Northerners.
This stance by the market women comes after the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) in in an interview suggested a possible presidential contest between two northerners in the 2024 election, should the NPP vote Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as flagbearer as John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is equally a Northerner.
Speaking to pressmen on Monday, October 2, some Market Women in Kumasi who identify themselves as members of the NPP said the party is a national party and not for a particular tribe.
“We have been observing what Kennedy has been saying lately, the tribal comments he has been making,” said one of the market women, who was surrounded by her colleagues.
“Recently he said during an interview abroad that Mahama is a Northerner and others too are northerners so we should not elect Bawumia and that the NPP should elect an Akan. But we want to tell him that the NPP is not for Akans. The NPP is a national party for all Ghanaians.”
“It is all about who is the best to lead. Who is competent and who can do the job. For us here in Kumasi Central Market, we have been discussing amongst ourselves and with the people who patronise our products. What we are saying is that without Bawumia, we won’t vote. No Bawumia, no vote.
“We are NPP people here in this market and we also want to break the 8. So, we have consulted widely within and from those who patronise our goods. Anyone you ask, they say Bawumia. So, we are sending a special appeal to the kingmakers to elect Bawumia,” the women told the press.
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