A renewed spirit of commitment and volunteerism is brewing in the camp of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region, ahead of this year’s elections, with supporters clamouring for tickets to participate in the upcoming fundraising ceremony slated for Saturday.
The Chronicle can authentically confirm tickets for the maiden programme, geared towards mobilizing funds for the party, are selling like hot cake, as supporters troop in and out of the regional office of the party to grab their tickets.
Bigwigs of the party, including Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and his running mate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, are expected to grace the occasion to be held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The two personalities, the paper gathered, would demonstrate leadership by purchasing their tickets in order to encourage others to do same.
Tickets ranging from GHC15, GHC20, GHC50 and GHC100 have been on sale over the past few weeks as part of efforts to raise funds towards the party’s 2016 elections.
When The Chronicle visited the party’s office yesterday morning at Krofrom, it was flooded with party supporters who had come to purchase tickets.
Interestingly, one major group of people who have overwhelmingly patronized the programme are the head porters, commonly known as ‘Kayayes’, who operate their businesses in the Kumasi metropolis. The head porters, according to sources close to the party, have purchased as much as 1,875 tickets to participate in the occasions.
They were said to have been mobilized by their leader and chairman of the Head Porters Association in the region, Adiza Moshie Zongo, who is also an ardent critic of the President Mahama-led administration.
Source: The Chronicle
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