Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, politically known as COKA, became the center of attraction at the maiden edition of the Adaekese festival of the Kuntanase Traditional Area under the auspices of Barimah Ogyeabour Amankwaah Adunan II, Kuntanase Manhene.
It was held on Sunday 17th April 2022 at the forecourt of the ongoing Kuntanase Palace project and massively attended by scores of dignitaries including government officials religious leaders, the business community academia, and politicians including the Bosomtwe MP and Minister of Education, the Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, former Minister of Railways Development and Presidential candidate hopeful, Joe Ghartey and a lot more.
COKA, an aspiring Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, like any other had gone to pay homage to the Kuntanasehene and to join in the celebration of his first-ever Adaekese since his enstoolment in 2019 when he was mobbed.
His appearance surprisingly drew the attention of the crowd to him when his presence was announced and offered the opportunity to exchange pleasantries with the Chief. While others were heard on top of their voices calling his name and singing his praises, others called for a change in the leadership of the party in the region to be able to break the 8.
The popularity of Chairman COKA at Bosomtwe, the home of the incumbent Chairman was affirmed over the weekend, and the call for change in the regional leadership of the NPP was imminent and non-negotiable.
Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA) is the current NPP Chairman for the Afigya Kwabre South Constituency, serving his 5th consecutive term. This makes him one of the most experienced and longest-serving NPP constituency Chairman in the Ashanti Region.
COKA, after announcing his intention to contest the NPP Ashanti Regional Chairmanship position has since received massive support from both within and outside the party. They believe the NPP needs to change leadership if indeed they want to break the 8-year electoral curse and retain power in 2024.
A section of the crowd who spoke with Opemsuo Radio believes a new face, new vision, new direction, and new ideas will be critical going forward. According to them, if the NPP can break the 8, it will largely depend on the Ashanti Region, the party’s electoral headquarters, and a unifying chairman who can be a symbol of hope to members who have sat back due to exclusion be able to overturn the apathy syndrome which nearly sent the NPP to the opposition in the 2020 elections.
Source: opemsuo.com/Kwabena Kyeremateng