A campaign vehicle of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) was attacked by angry town people of Fomena, capital of the Adansi North district in the Ashanti Region.
The vehicle, a Nissan pickup, which had the posters of President Akufo-Addo and a Parliamentary aspirant of the NPP splashed on it, was closed in by an angry mob and banged several times.
Other angry townsfolk swept the ground on which the car was travelling, to symbolize that Fomena feels kicking out the NPP in the December elections will be good riddance.
Amidst hooting, some kept shouting, “Thieves!” In reference to the NPP administration which has been dogged by countless corruption scandals in its four-year tenure.
Fomena, as part of the Ashanti Region is a stronghold of the NPP. In recent times, a vibe has developed among Ashantis that the Akufo-Addo government has neglected the Ashanti Region.
Also, the President and his so-called “Akyem Mafia” are perceived to have gone after prominent Ashanti businessmen, including former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffour, as part of a plan to make Akyems command the political and economic heights of the country.
The NPP has increasingly become unpopular in its stronghold. Earlier, before the incident at Fomena, some angry “Kumasianos” had also demonstrated against the Akufo-Addo government in Kumasi, capital of Ashanti, vowing to teach the party a bitter lesson in December for neglecting Kumasi’s developmental needs.