A group calling itself proud sons of Asanteman is asking the presidential candidate of the new patriotic party NPP some question which need to be answered. Below is their full release.
Nana Akufo-Addo, why do you hate Ashantes and Asanteman with grave passion?
PROUD SONS OF ASANTEMAN ASKS
Hitherto the formation of the NPP, the Ashante Youth Association led by Dr Richard Anane was a stronger and viable force which served us a symbol heralding the NPP.
The AYA grew into larger numerical strength as times continue to change. The formation of the Danquah Busia club was the proponents of the descendants from the Popular Front Party of 1979. Most members of Danquah Busia club were drawn from AYA, undoubtedly. The first Danquah Busia Club meeting was organized by Dr Richard Anane the President of AYA, Mr Kwesi Pratt and Dr Maurice Ampaw.
Later , remnants from the breakaway devious-UNC party of Mr William Ofori-Atta including the likes of Prof Albert Adu Boahene, Peter Ala Adjetey, Nana Akufo Addo, Adjiri Blankson, and their likes begged to join the Danquah Busia Club which was later to be upgraded into a political party. Prof Albert Adu Boahene a descendant of the devious-UNC was considered to lead the NPP into the first elections in 1992. We lost the Presidential elections ,badly. Prof Adu Boahene in protesting against electoral malpractices that marred the 1992 elections single handedly declared the NPP to boycott all parliamentary elections. This selfish sacrilege, cloth in a skin of protest against malpractices, is the one and only reason why the NPP is faced with several orphan constituencies.
Nana Akufo-Addo , the deputy General Secretary in his uncle’s breakaway UNC party which cost our tradition to wander in some 30 years of dark wilderness has bounce back again to lead the NPP. In 2007 flagbearership race, he failed to garner the 50%+1 as demanded by the constitution hence , an imminent re-run between Nana and Alan Kyerematen. Alan Kyerematen graciously and voluntarily , without any string of considerations or conditions decided not to context the re-run but to back his brother Nana Addo as the Presidential candidate for the NPP in the 2008 elections- to Alan Kyerematen, unity was crucial for the party hence his reasons not to context Nana Addo in the rerun .
After all the sacrifices and selfless efforts President JA Kufour made to see Nana Akufo-Addo as President in 2008, Nana Addo has been ungrateful. Nana Akufo-Addo had instructed his henchmen to throw blame against the President Kufour who gave Nana Addo the limelight by giving him meritorious ministerial positions. On 29th March 2008, then spokesperson to Nana Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid wrote a long insulting thesis against President Kufour as a birthday gift to his boss, Nana Akufo-Addo. Hamid blamed President Kufour on the decision to build the flagstaff house and the purchase of aircrafts for our military. Hamid who was in a haste to win cheap favors from Nana Addo on that birthday of his boss was so naive and disdain to realize that, those decisions were the prerogative of Cabinet , and if his boss Nana Addo was a member of Cabinet, why single out President Kufour as a target for ridicule? And Nana Akufo-Addo who knew about all these decisions kept mute and never called his ‘white’ boy hamid to order against such malicious lies.
After 2012 elections, Nana Addo and his henchmen have managed to rope in His Royal Majesty Nana Otek)k))so Opemfour Osei tutu ii into the league of scapegoats against his monumental defeats alongside another great Asanteman Ba, Former Chief of staff Mr Kwadwo Mpiani. In 2012 , Mr Kwadwo Mpiani sold two of his most valuable properties to some business magnates from London, all the money realize from this sale was given to Nana Akufo-Addo yet, Nana Addo had the gut to blame Mr Mpiani for his monumental defeat in 2012.
Going into 2016, Nana Akufo-Addo has managed to uproot all revered Ashante men from their position as Members of parliament. Talk of Hon Dr Richard Anane, Hon Francis Addai Nimo, Hon Isaac Osei, Hon Kwadwo Baah Agyeman to name few.
At the National level of our party, we have two revered Ashantes at the helm of affairs , namely Mr Kwabena Agyepong – General Secretary and Mr FF Antoh- Third Vice Chairman. In his insatiable hatred for Ashantes, Akufo-Addo has managed to frustrate, persecute and sack a dye in the wool Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong from the NPP. The constitution and our party’s conventions demand that, in the absent of the General Secretary, the second vice shall act, in the absence of the second vice, the third vice acts in stead of the General Secretary. The wisdom in this structure is that , the Second and third vice chairmen are senior officers in the ranking officials of the NPP organogram. Akufo-Addo in fulfilling his stench hatred for the great Asanteman and glorious Ashantes decided to desecrate our party constitution and conventions. Akufo-Addo conveniently hopped over a revered Asanteman ba, Mr FF Antoh to confer the Acting General Secretary position on a junior officer John Boadu.
We the stronghold of NPP have never relent in our show of love for Nana Akufo-Addo, but if he Nana Akufo-Addo thinks he can not hide his untidy and inherent hatred for we the good people of Ashante region, we have no option than treat him equally in kind. If Akufo-Addo cannot respect us, what business does he want us to strike for him?
Akufo-Addo, we say enough is enough. Ashantes have tolerated your “nonsense” for far too long. Thank you for been ungrateful to us. Thank you for leading the NPP into 16 years opposition with your ugly hatred for Ashantes. What have we done wrong to you, Nana Akufo-Addo?
All true sons of Ashantes must stand up and join this campaign against Akufo-Addo. Nana Akufo-Addo, you don’t love NPP more than any of us. You have only one vote just like every member of our tradition.
Opanyin Antwi Bosiako
Bernice Nana Pokuaa
P.O.Box 143, Bantama, Kumasi