The Krontihene of the Anum traditional area, Osahene Owusu Ntow IV, has accused Vice President Bawumia of being deceptive and having misled the public during the 2016 election year.
Osahene Owusu Ntow expressed that he had initially supported the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to come to power but this will no longer be the case ahead of the 2024 elections.
He attributed this support to Vice President Bawumia’s persuasive communication skills, describing them as “sweet talks.”
“I didn’t know His Excellency Alhaji Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia was more of a conman than me. He deceived us into voting for him. He consequently graded our road but the road is in its worst condition. We don’t need anything, we don’t need the toilet, water all that we are asking is our roads,” he lamented.
Meanwhile, the Krontihene has issued an apology to the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, for actively campaigning against him during the 2016 general election.
Osahene Owusu Ntow IV revealed that he was among the outspoken traditional leaders who publicly opposed and rejected former President Mahama and his government. This opposition stemmed from a declaration of unwavering support for the NDC leader by an Akwamu chief.
“A certain Chief in Akwamu endorsed President Mahama, claiming that all the chiefs in Anum support him. I went on the radio to debunk the claim that we all support him. I am that chief who did that but your Excellency, forgive me my sins,” he begged.
During the “Building Ghana Tour” in the Eastern Region, Osahene Owusu Ntow, the Krontihene of the Anum traditional area, welcomed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer.
In his address, the Chief highlighted several areas, including Gyakiti, Agyena, Akwamufie, and Anum-Boso, among others, as having deplorable road networks.
The Chief used this observation to advise his subjects, urging them to reject governments that, in his view, neglect their development needs. Instead, he encouraged them to vote for competent leadership that prioritizes and actively works towards the improvement of essential infrastructure such as roads.
“We are now wild awake. If we could say in the past that we were born into NPP but now things have changed. We can only assure President Mahama of our votes if he’s able to convince us because those we followed couldn’t help us. This time we are not doing politics again. Mr. Mahama and Hon. Ampem Nyarko (referring to the MP for Asuogyaman), the ball is in your possession, we will only shout goal when you play it into the net,” he stated.