*As part of party’s 10th anniversary celebration
Story: Kwadwo Owusu ADUOMI
Leadership of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has urged the residents in the Ashanti Region to lower their expectations on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
PPP, which arguably happens to be the third-force party in Ghana, has cast doubt on the government’s promise to drive monumental developments such as constructing five interchanges in Kumasi before the end of 2024.
Ashanti Regional Chairman of the party, Simon Quansah explained that “with just two years to the end the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration amidst harsh economic situation, nothing good can come from the government for the people of Ashanti. NPP has failed Ashantis, so let’s change the system”.
Simon Quansah was addressing the party faithful(s) to mark the 10th anniversary in the Ashanti Region
Mr Quansah together with leadership of the PPP including the National Chairman addressed a cross- section of artisans and fashion designers within the Asokore Mampong municipality on job creation and industrial drive.
In the 2020 general elections, the Ashanti Region rewarded the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) with a whopping 1,793,773 votes, representing 71.64 percent with 44 parliamentary seats out of the 47 in the Region.
The figures indicate the Ashanti Region has been the bedrock of the NPP in terms of votes, hence the PPP regional chairman was of the view that “to whom much is given, much is expected, therefore after all these years of loyalty, the Ashantis have shown the NPP there is little to show in the Region despite consistent support from the Region”.
Mr Quansah further advised residents of Ashanti Region who happen to be the ‘diehard’ NPP fans to expect nothing but heartbreaks in the years to come.
“With the abysmal performance of the government and heightening mismanagement of the economy, we the inhabitants of Ashanti Region will brace ourselves because none of the government’s promises on monumental developments in the region will be realized.”
He urged all disappointed NPP fans especially grassroots to join the red and white family to take back the destiny of Ghanaians for prosperous and accelerated developments.
He appealed to all and sundry to take advantage of the 10th anniversary celebration of the PPP to register with the party to ensure a united front to claim power from the two political parties who he said have disappointed Ghanaians since the dawn of time.