The Akan Tag of NPP
I am surprised leading a member of the NPP has falling for this NDC propaganda. The NDC came out with this tag during the days of PNDC and it was even based on this tag that the then PNDC government chased and collapsed businesses of Akan and mostly Ashanti’s.
To mention a few: APPIAH Minkah, BA Mensah, Nana BOAKYE the then Gold dealer from Dichemso in KUMASI, Dr. Addison Who had a cement related factory in Takoradi. It is fact that this Akan Tag or factor has made the NPP the most formidable political party in Ghana in our time and trends from 1992 elections have shown that the NPP performs in elections whenever it performs well in the Akan regions especially in Asante.
Trends have also shown that it will be difficult for NPP to win any elections in this country without massive votes from ASHANTI region. So where from this talk of Akan tag. It is believed that the NPP has and is benefiting from this Akan tag more than any other party in the country. Any attempt to de-Akanise especially Ashantis in the party will not mean well for it.
Checks and research work from the five regions in the Northern part of this country do not support this Akan tag thing because according to these NPP supporters, all they need is the ASHANTI votes to help the party to win 2024 elections and they think that it is only someone from ASHANTI region or Akan region that can help the party win 2024.(:NPP Guru Name withheld for now)