The Vice-President and NPP Flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has received an overwhelming wave of support in the Ashanti Region, further solidifying his political standing as he eyes the presidency in the upcoming elections.

Dr. Bawumia is in the region on a three-day campaign tour, and since he started the tour on Monday, every event has been a resounding success, with his visit to Kumasi Magazine yesterday and his connection with the youth, arguably, among the top hits.

On Monday, Dr. Bawumia met with the Clergy, Imams, Zongo chiefs, professional groups and the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs, who highly commended him for his works and policies, as well as his historic visit to the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs.

But before these meetings, the Vice-President was stunned on Monday morning with a mammoth crowd.

On Tuesday, the NPP flagbearer started his interactions with a milling crowd welcoming him in Suame Magazine.

Symbolic endorsement

After he had engaged the artisans and traders in their shops, they made a presentation of a car key to him, indicating their endorsement of his presidential bid.

Presenting the keys, the leader of the group said the presentation, in response to Bawumia’s famous “I am a mate so make me a driver” declaration, was to make Dr Bawumia the driver so that he could steer the affairs of the country.

As if the mammoth crowd at Suame  Magazine was not enough, there was even a larger crowd of young people who turned up in their numbers to cheer and listen to Dr Bawumia, as he engaged the youth at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi.

When he met with local leaders, community members and various professional bodies, they all expressed strong support for his candidacy.

The chiefs lauded his efforts at bringing development projects to the area, highlighting the significance of the 500-bed Afari Military Hospital and the 250-bed Sewua Hospital.

These projects, once completed, are expected to alleviate the pressure on the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, and improve healthcare delivery in the region.

Dr. Bawumia reiterated his commitment to supporting local businesses through favourable policies and financial assistance.

The market women, in particular, expressed their appreciation for the government’s initiatives to stabilize the economy,  and provide opportunities for growth.

Dr. Bawumia assured them, that under his leadership, the NPP would continue to prioritize economic development and job creation.

He also visited several educational institutions, where he interacted with students and teachers.

He emphasised the importance of education in national development, and pledged to enhance educational infrastructure and resources. The students and staff members responded positively to his message, expressing hope for continued improvements in the sector.

Dr Bawumia thanked the people of Ashanti Region for their unwavering support, and promised to work tirelessly to address their needs. He touted the achievements of the NPP government, and outlined his plans for further development.