President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has shown appreciation to the chiefs and people of the Ashanti Region for their support which contributed to his victory in last week Wednesday’s presidential poll.
In a Thank You visit to the Manhyia palace to meet Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II and his sub-chiefs, the incoming President said he is committed to fulfilling his promises made to Ghanaians.
‘I am here to thank you for helping me fight the battle,’ he said in Twi to amid cheers from New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters gathered at the palace, Wednesday.
The three-time Presidential Candidate of the NPP got 75 percent of the valid votes card in the Region while capturing 44 out of the 47 parliamentary seats.
Nana Akufo-Addo’s visit to the traditional leaders in the Ashanti Region is the second of such visits since the Electoral Commission (EC) declared him winner of last week’s presidential election.
The NPP leader polled 53.86 percent of the valid votes cast.
On Tuesday he held a similar meeting with members of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on the outskirt of Accra Tuesday.
The NPP won 21 out of the 34 parliamentary seats. Nana Akufo-Addo also had 52 percent of the popular votes in the Region.
But current National House of Chiefs President, Togbe Afede XIV who also spoke at the Manhyia Palace promised to sanitise the chieftaincy institution in the country.
“I look forward to working with your majesty to restore nobility and reverence on the chieftaincy institution,” he said.
He also promised to bring unity between residents of the Ashanti and Volta Regions.
The Ashanti Region is popularly referred to as the ‘World Bank’ of the NPP with the opposite being the Volta Region for the governing NDC.
“I am looking forward to working with you first of all to unite all the chiefs of our dear country and also to unite all the people of our country particularly to foster unity between the Ashantis and the Ewes,” Togbe Afede XIV said.