An aggrieved youth group calling itself Bantama Asanteman Youth in the Ashanti Region has disclosed that the Ashanti Region will be fielding its preferred candidate for the upcoming 2024 Presidential election.
The possibility of the region presenting its preferred candidate will however depend on the approval of His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the King of the Asante Kingdom.
This is according to the leader of the aggrieved Bantama Youth, Kwame Awuah Nimfuo who appeared on the Nkwantananso Show on Opemsuo Radio.
Last week, the group at a press conference registered their displeasure against President Akuffo Addo’s government for their inability to deliver on their promises which in effect has stagnated development in the region.
They are demanding a fair share of their national cake. They believe the Ashanti Region being the ‘world bank’ for the NPP as far as election is concerned has been abandoned and has not been rewarded accordingly considering the support and percentage of votes they gain from the Ashanti Region.
They are not only happy with the slow pace of development, the group is not taking kindly the alleged leaked tape of the Senior Presidential Advisor and former Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Yaw Osafo Maafo which they describe as tribal and discriminatory. They have further hinted of a massive demonstration against the comments.
Speaking on Opemsuo Radio, Kwame Awuah Nimfuo said his group will appear before the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the appropriate time to seek his approval and blessing to present their preferred Presidential candidate who will prioritize the developmental needs of the Ashanti Region.
Mr. Nimfuo and his group strongly believe that the Ashanti Region, one of the most endowed regions in the country has been taken for granted for far too long by the previous and current governments.
Source: Opemsuo.com/Kwabena Kyeremateng Addo