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We Will Support Any Candidate That Emerges From The Ashanti Region – Mahama Speaks

It was an exciting newspaper session when Serwaa Amihere interviewed MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga. They discussed a number of issues relating to the NDC especially their flagbearer for the 2024 elections. At one point Serwaa queried why the NDC never presented a flagbearer from the Ashanti Region.

In explanation, Mahama Ayariga maintained that for the NDC it is not an issue of an Ashanti person. He insisted that they are ready to go for any candidate as long as the party leadership agreed on the person. He added that for them the Ashantis and the Fantes are of the same Akan stock so the choice doesn’t really matter.

“We do not distinguish between the Ashanti’s and Fantes because they are of the Akan stock. In the north it is not the same. It has many ethnicities. From one district to other many languages are spoken and difficult to understand as against an Ashanti man and a Fante. 

If we are given an opportunity to present any candidate from the Akan stock, we will do so and in the same way whoever emerges from the North will get our support” Mahama Ayariga said.

Share your thoughts. Can the NDC ever field a candidate from the Ashanti Region or as Mahama Ayariga said any candidate of the Akan stock means the NDC have no issues with anyone from the Ashanti Region?

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