In the general elections of 2024, voters are being urged by the Ashanti Region leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to reject NPP parliamentary candidates.
Notwithstanding their power in the area, the NDC argues that NPP MPs do not deserve to continue representing the Ashanti Region in Parliament because they have not succeeded in bringing about the necessary development in the area.
Presently, the opposition National Democratic Congress has four seats, with an independent MP in the Fomena constituency, while the ruling New Patriotic Party holds 42 of the 47 constituencies with active members of parliament.
However, the NDC leadership in the Ashanti Region has charged that NPP MPs are not advocating for development in the area, pointing to inadequate road systems and shelved infrastructure projects.
The NDC claims that because NPP MPs typically win the general election, they devote a significant portion of their resources to their primaries and neglect the advancement of the region.
According to Andrew Augustus Nana Kwasi, the NDC’s Ashanti Regional Chairman, the party hopes to gain more seats in the upcoming elections from constituencies.
“The NPP is taking the people of the Ashanti region for granted because they know that when they win their primaries, they consider themselves MPs. Therefore, the money that they have to use to develop the various constituencies is normally given to their delegates, so they don’t respect the people of the Ashanti region.
“I am on my knees, begging you to give the parliamentary candidates of the NDC the chance because we have the men, and we are appealing to the people of the Ashanti region to change our voting styles and vote for the NDC.”
Additionally, the chairman urged NDC supporters and communicators to abstain from politics centered around disparaging and attacking.
“We are going to conduct a decent campaign, and I promise the people of the Ashanti region that I am going to lead a decent campaign.”