The opposition NDC’s Ashanti Regional branch has criticized President Akufo Addo’s recently concluded tour of the Region, calling it full of tantrums and empty promises.
They also complained about the president’s cold reception, which turned into booing and jeering when he visited the Ashanti region during his four-day working tour.
It said that the Ashanti Region was no longer a bastion for the New Patriotic Party but had instead changed into what it called the ruling party’s “strangling clutch.”
Speaking to the media, the NDC’s regional communications director, Nurudeen Abass, argued that despite all the money and support the Nana Addo administration received from the Ashanti region, the president had done little to reciprocate.
According to the Ashanti Regional NDC, the recent outrage directed at the area’s MP and majority leader in parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, led to the ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of the four-tier Suame Interchange in the Ashanti Region.
On October 20, 2022, the NDC held a news conference at their regional offices to respond to President Akufo-Addo’s just concluded four-day visit to the Ashanti Region.
Nurudeen Abass, the NDC’s Ashanti Regional Communications Director, addressed the media and referred to the four-day tour as “empty one full tangible lies phony project.”
He accused the governing NPP of doing very little for the Ashanti Region looking at the massive votes they (NPP) had here in the region.
“After claiming to have constructed thirteen Interchanges accross the country, without a single one in the strong hold of the ruling party, this sod cutting to us is nothing more than a face saving gimmick “. he stated.
Mr. Abass added that the purported event of some people yelling at President Akuffo Addo during his visit to the Kumasi Central Market, which was captured on social media, is a clear indication of how people in the area feel about the NPP government’s performance.
It is obvious that people are unhappy with President Akuffo Addo’s economic performance when he and his entourage are booed and jeered by bystanders, especially in Kumasi’s Central Business District.