NDC Fights NDC In Kumasi

Augustus Nana Akwasi and Joseph Yammin

Joseph
Yammin, a former Ashanti Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress
(NDC), has reacted angrily to reports that he has created a parallel regional
party office in Kumasi.

The
Ashanti Regional NDC Chairman, Augustus Nana Akwasi, has accused Yammin of
creating an additional NDC regional office at Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi.

In
a recent report, Nana Akwasi is reported to have stated emphatically that he
(Nana Akwasi) is the only NDC Ashanti regional chairman so Yammin’s office
should be disregarded by NDC members.

The
issue is said to be creating tension and uneasiness among NDC members in the
Ashanti Region who fear that the current quandary could deepen cracks in the
NDC.

Yammin Reacts

But
in a sharp rebuttal, Joseph Yammin indicated that “whoever believed the
story that I have created a parallel NDC office and reacted to it in the media
is naive and it includes our regional chairman.”

The
NDC stalwart stated that he has no intention of creating an additional NDC
office after losing to Augustus Nana Akwasi during the recent primary in the
Ashanti Region.

“The
office in question is my private office and so I am surprised that the NDC
chairman is having issues with it. If I have lost elections does that prevent
me from creating my own office?” he quizzed.

“I
am surprised that the regional chairman said that we have one-and-only regional
chairman in the news report. The writer of that report has confirmed that he
spoke to our chairman.

“Augustus
Nana Akwasi should rather be happy that some of us who have lost NDC election
are even ready to work for the party to win the 2020 presidential election,
which is just around the corner.”

Yammin
said the issue should not create tension in the NDC chairman, reiterating that
only naive people would believe that he (Yammin) has created a parallel Ashanti
Regional NDC office.

He
was of the view that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) should rather be
concerned about his private office and not the NDC which is his beloved
political party.

Yammin, who served as deputy sports minister during the previous Mahama administration, lost to Augustus Nana Akwasi during the Ashanti Regional NDC chairmanship race last year.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr, Kumasi

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