Nana Addo tours Ashanti …to rekindle massive support for NPP
From Sebastia R. Freiku, Kumasi
The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, is expected to shake the Ashanti Region today, as he starts his ten-day ‘Restoration Hope’ tour in the party’s stronghold.
The ten-day tour is aimed at rekindling the massive support the NPP had enjoyed over the years in the most populous region in Ghana.
The tour will start from the various constituencies around Kumasi, and eventually spread to the Garden City, where thousands of people, including private and commercial drivers, would join his retinue hoisting NPP flags on their cars.
NPP following in Offinso constituency would have the advantage of playing host to the flagbearer on the first day of his tour.
Giant NPP flags are being hoisted in traditional NPP strongholds in the Kumasi metropolis at Asafo, Ash-town and Bantama, while market women don the NPP colours rooting massively for the Nana Addo and the NPP, in wait of the visit to the party’s ‘World Bank.’
Thousands of people have welcomed the free education policy by Nana Addo, and would want to see the NPP flagbearer and his campaign message for the people of Ghana.
An enthusiastic Kwaku Mesnsah, a trader in Kumasi, told The Chronicle that Ghanaians cannot wait for the free Senior High School (SHS) education. “Anyone who says the free SHS is not attainable is a big liar. We believe Nana Addo can do it,” he said.
NPP supporters are arguing that the same thing was said about the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) when the ruling NDC, then in opposition, threw dust into people’s eyes that the NHIS was unattainable, but the scheme is currently running for the benefit of Ghanaians.
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