General News of Sun, 29 Apr 201864
Kumasi Unity Walk: Crowd unprecedented – Mahama
Dozens of supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, on Saturday joined leadership of the party, as they took their turn in the party’s Unity Walk event which since last year has been successfully executed in six other regions.
The walk which has become a part of the NDC’s strategies in rallying party members together and in the process restructure their support system, and sensitize their members to reinforce their faith and beliefs in the party as they plan to win back power after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2016 general elections.
The event under the theme ‘Mobilisation of the Grassroots: A Shared Responsibility’, saw Former President John Dramani Mahama and other key party leaders mount the stage to speak about some activities they may not agree with, in the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
Addressing an excited crowd of NDC supporters in the local dialect (Twi), the Former President expressed great satisfaction at the turn out and adjudged their numbers the most the party has achieved since the Unity Walk project begun.
“Ashanti Kingdom we thank you. Ashanti Region we thank you. As earlier said, this place together with the other eight places we have been to for Unity Walks, truthfully I have never seen such a huge crowd. We would have been going from here to the Volta Region for the next walk but they insisted they wanted to be the last to embark on the exercise because they want to beat all the other regions by recording the best turn up, but looking at the number of people here, I think it might be difficult, “he said.
The Ashanti Region for years has been considered as one of the many NPP strongholds in the country.
The huge numbers at the NDC unity walk perhaps may be something NPP leaders find worth worrying about.