The Director of Operations of Alan Kyeremateng’s 2024 campaign, Hopeson Adorye has declared that it is the time for Ashantis in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to the button from the Akyems going into the 2024 elections.
He said this when he was addressing the supporters of Alan Kyeremanteng in Kumasi after the health walk dubbed – “Walk for Alan” today Saturday, August 13.
According to him, northerners who he are said to represent the Dombo side of the NPP tradition are only fit for running mates positions the party.
Mr. Adorye stated that their the ‘Dombo representatives’ are only fit as running mates to either a Danquah-candidate or a Busia-candidate in every election, reminding the party that the tradition must continue.
“There is one thing I am going to say. The NPP has a tradition. Our tradition is Busia, Danquah and Dombo. Danquah represents Eastern Region and the bottom (south), Busia represents Ashanti Region and the Bono areas, while Dombo represents Northern Region,” Hopeson Adorye, told the Alan supporters.
He continued, “Whenever a Danquah leads the party, the Busia side steps aside but there is a Dombo (for running mate), and whenever a Busia lead, the Danquah side steps aside but there is a Dombo (for running mate). As for the Dombos they are always there (for running mate).”
He narrated that this has been so since the beginning of the 4th republic in 1992, explaining that except the 1996 candidature of the party, which was widely accepted as the “great alliance”, the pattern and pairing have been so till date.
“In 1992, Albert Adu Boahen, who represented Dankwa contested with a Dombo. In 1996, we had the Great Alliance bit in 2000, it came to Kufuor, who is a Busia, and he runned with a Dombo (as his running mate). Then after Kufuor, it moved back to Dankwa, with President Akufo-Addo. He also contested the election with another Dombo (as his running mate), who is Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. If it went to Dankwa, cane to Busia, went back to Dankwa, where should it go now, is it not Busia?” Hopeson Adorye asked.