Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC says the main reason for the NDC’s Flagbearer, Mr. Mahama rescinding his decision to tour the Region is to avoid disgrace.
According to him, John Mahama was not encouraged about the turnout after a meeting held at Esubett with his Regional executives ahead of the tour.
“He has to return back to Accra and come back later after a better mobilization has been done”, he said.
Former President John Dramani Mahama said he has truncated his campaign tour of the Bono Region to enable him and the leaders of the NDC to travel back to Accra "because of the increasing reports of challenges with the voter register and the exhibition process".
“I am cutting short my tour of the Bono Region to return to Accra because of the increasing reports of challenges with the voter register and the exhibition process. We’ll address a major press conference on the issues in due course,” Mr Mahama posted on his Facebook page.
Abronye DC noted that “John Mahama In 2016 insulted the people of Bono region after the collapse of DKM''.
"The good people of Bono region have not forgotten about these insults because they do not have short memories as John Mahama thinks and that is why they refused to step out to welcome him when he visited the region", a statement by him read.
Read full statement below:
Re: John Mahama Cuts Short Visit To Bono Region
I have sighted an official communication from the office of the Former President cutting short his campaign at the Bono Region.
According to John Mahama, this has been necessitated due to several complaints with regards to abnormalities in the ongoing voter exhibition exercise.
It must be noted empathically that, the main reason for cutting short his tour in the region is that, yesterday after visiting Sunyani Odumasi around 1am midnight, John Mahama was not encouraged about the turn out and for that matter in a meeting held at Esubett with a session of his regional executives he told them that, to avoid any disgrace, he has to return back to Accra and come back later after a better mobilization has been done.
He was very furious with his regional Executives after they failed to make proper preparations by busing people from Bono East which is their stronghold to the Bono region.
John Mahama In 2016 insulted the people of Bono region after the collapse of DKM and stated that, “even his illiterate uncle will not engage in such a ponzy scheme” insinuating that, all persons who traded with DKM are “senseless”
The good people of Bono region have not forgotten about these insults because they do not have short memories as John Mahama thinks and that is why they refused to step out to welcome him when he visited the region.
To add to that, throughout his visit after seeing the good works done by Prez Akuffo Addo with regards to the road sector, infrastructure and other developmental projects and listening to the people’s feedback, he had no option than to return to Accra because no one paid attention to him.
For the purposes of the record, I would want to state categorically that this is not the first time there has been abnormalities in exhibiting a voter register.
That is why the process in itself is called an “exhibition “
On this note the reason by John Mahama is unwarranted and unsubstantiated.
To add to the above, NDC in recent times has decided to engage in the tricks of blame game.
They intend to find faults at every activity of the Electoral commission.
They did the same during the exhibition done by the Electoral Commission after their compilation of the limited registration prior to the district assembly elections.
Kwame Baffoe Abronye
Bono Region NPP