The Ashanti Regional Chapter of the Zongo For Mahama (ZFM) has descended heavily on the New Patriotic Party Policy of using the Zongos and the Northern Running Mates for only the purpose of getting votes either than inclusiveness and mutual respect is over and gone forever and will not come again.
The group made known that the difficult and the bad relationship between the NPP and the Zongos in 2008 made it clear that the NPP have still not change their attitude and perception about the Zongos.
This still borders the mind of many within the Zongo communities and their friend outside why the NPP structure worked strongly against the Former Vice President AlhajiAliuMahama efforts to succeed Former President J.A. Kuffour.
This was revealed by Mr. YussifAdamuNanyama, the Ashanti Regional Cordinator for Zongo for Mahama in a press conference organized by the association in Kumasi on the theme ?Zongo for NDC Zongo for Mahama.
He said it was strange why one will be a vice president for eight years with the best working relationship with the President and will have all municipal, District and metropolitan chief Executives campaigning against him.
He lamented that this even forced ministers in the three northern regions and DCEs to all campaign against the vice President because they were afraid to support their brother and friend whom by then was experienced politician.
He asked why sixteen candidates come out to contest against Former Vice President AliuMahama and but only three came against Nana Addo.
According to him, Former President Kuffour who promised the people of northern region and Zongo that, he will support AlhajiAliuMahama to succeed him should he become the president of Ghana with AlhajiAliuMahama as his vice but later turn against the man who worked diligently under him for eight good years.
He cited that they heard Hon Yaw OsarfoMarfo and others saying that it will be unfair to contest Nana Addo in the 2010 Primaries but same was not said about a sitting Vice President. Why?
The group therefore has called on the former President J.A Kuffour to come out to explain why he reneges on his promise to support AlhajiAliuMahama to succeed him.
He added that they are not against the lawful incarceration of people within the Zongo communities, but they now want to know why only MalamIssah was the only government official to have been tried by the Former President Kuffour and Nana Addo throughout their eight years in power.
He asked the NPP why Hon AdamuDramani did not get the same level of party support others had when he was simply invited by the BNI for questioning.
They want to know from the NPP, in the unlikely events that if Nana wins this election, will DrBawumia be an active vice President or his duties and functions will be ceded to the chief of staff.
They commended Nana for acknowledging the need to have the Zongo fund to bridge the gap between the Zongo communities and other parts of the country.
But the group suggested that the best Zongo fund is to develop the human resource capacity of the people by given them responsible positions like President and educating more people by given them scholarships in and abroad which Nana and NPP are against.
He disclosed that NPP is deliberately pretending not to know what is good for the Zongos and still think Zongo fund can do all the electoral magic.
They re-iterated that they are not surprised why the NPP promised the Zongos of the Zongo development fund but will at the same time lambast the president for sending more Zongo girls to Cuba to study medicine.
Mr. SamedAkalilu a member of the Association calls on the NPP to render an unqualified an apology to the people of Zongos for not been fair to them.
He said they want to demonstrate to the people of Ghana and the Ashanti region that the Zongo caucus is solidly behind President John Mahama.
He also demands explanation why the NPP discriminate some ethnic groups just that they are members of the NDC.
Also he charged Nana Addo who made that he has learnt to become a president at the age of eight years to render an apology to the people of Ghana for his father attacking and persecuted people when he was a ceremonial president of Ghana before Nana Addo should come out to say that he is thinking about the welfare of the Zongo community.
He said they have learnt that Nana Addo want to win this year elections by using violence, divide and elimination in the same ethnic and diabolic plan.
He said during the biometric voters registration in the Ashanti region many people who was challenge by the NPP was from Zongo communities especially in the Asokwa constituency.