The Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Bafoe well known as Abronye DC has said the former president John Dramani Mahama cut short his tour in the Bono Region because he is not happy with the turnout.
Recall that the flagbearer of National Democratic Congress yesterday announced that he is cutting short his tour in the Bono Region to return to Accra and address voter’s register challenges and exhibition process.
Abronye however in a statement said ; “It must be noted empathically that the main reason for cutting short his tour in the region is that, yesterday [Monday, 21 September 2020] after visiting Sunyani Odumasi around 1 a.m., John Mahama was not encouraged about the turnout 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 to Accra and come back later after a better mobilisation 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.”
He added that the former President hurled insults on the people of Bono Region in 2016 after the collapsed of DKM and said that ‘even his illiterate uncle will not engage in such a Ponzi scheme’, insinuating that all persons who traded with DKM are ‘senseless’”.
The NPP regional chairman noted that the people of the Bono Region have not forgotten about “those 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 President Akufo-Addo with regard 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,” Abronye said.
He added: “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 [given] by John Mahama is unwarranted and unsubstantiated.”