The Krontihene of the Agogo Traditional Council in the Asante Akim North constituency of the Ashanti Region, Nana Kwame Nti, has complained to three-time flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, to save Ghanaians from “slavery and suffering”.
“Nana, we are in suffering and slavery. Nana help us,” the Krontihene appealed to Mr Akufo-Addo when he paid a courtesy call to the Agogo traditional leaders to end his 5-day tour of the region.
The Krontihene, who sat in state on behalf of Agogohene Nana Akuoko Sarpong, also pledged support for Mr Akufo-Addo third bid at the presidency.
“We support you, whether in the day or at night. Whatever you have set upon yourself to achieve this year, we are in total support of you. There is a saying, ‘it is only he, who embarks on a good journey, who is supported and encouraged’”, he said.
The Krontihene expressed happiness about Nana Akufo-Addo’s pledge of helping to establish a tomato factory in the Asante Akim district, explaining that “it will be of immense benefit to the populace, because the cultivation of tomatoes and plantain happens to be the mainstay of the residents of Agogo.”
He urged all supporters of the NPP to emulate the conduct of the flagbearer, by using decorous language in their discourse and desist from all forms of violent acts in the run-up to the 2016 elections, stressing that “once you exhibit patience, you only end up drawing more people to your cause.”
With Mr Alan Kyerematen accompanying the NPP flagbearer to the Agogohene’s palace, Nana Kwame Nti stated that “the talk of disunity in the NPP cannot be true, because I have seen Alan Kyerematen here with my own eyes, campaigning with Nana Akufo-Addo.”