May God grant you 4 more – Chief of Tolon to NPP
The chief of Tolon traditional area naa Major Rtd. Abubakari Sulemana has openly declared his support for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the December polls. The chief wants President Akufo-Addo and his Vice Dr. Mahamud Bawumia to serve for an additional four year term in office.
The retired military personnel made this announcement after the second lady; H.E hajia Samira Bumia paid a courtesy call on him at his palace on Wednesday 10th November 2020 when she visited the constituency on a campaign tour of the parliamentary candidate of the NPP for Tolon Ajhaji Habib Iddrisu.
The Rtd. Major expressed conviction that the NPP will secure victory come December 7 2020.
“by the grace of God, I trust that the way you came out and the strength with which you campaign; 7th December, we would see you in government again"
"Our prayer is that, God intervene in this campaign and grant you four more. I am however convinced that when you secure four more, this country would transform" he said
Meanwhile some supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the district have resented the chief’s open endorsement of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). They describe his call for four more for nana Akufo Addo and the NPP PC as worrying.
In an interview with saganitvonline.com the group argued that the act has a tendency of dividing them.
This is not the first chief(s) has endorsed a political party in Ghana. Some notable chiefs, including Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area and Dasebre Gyenin Akenten II have stated reasons why they want some presidential and parliamentary candidates be maintained or reelected back to power.