rawgist.com has been gauging the mood within the NDC in the region and the general consensus is that there is a sense of despair among NDC faithful as they believe Joseph Yammin is the inspiration the party needs in the region to fuel the NDC’s agenda of attaining 50% of Ashanti votes in December 2016.
The feeling is not limited to the general membership but even party executives and other leading members of the party in the region.
“There is this uneasy calm in the region, a sense of uncertainty and a lack of inspiration towards the 2016 elections”, a leading member of the party told rawgist.com. He believes the role played in the 2012 elections by the then regional Secretary can only be magnified if he is in a government role that puts certain resources and power at his desposal to marshal the party ahead of the campaigns.
Another NDC executive pointed out how the March for Mahama organized by the Organised Youth of Ashanti got electrified with the presence of Joseph Yammin and exclaimed “the target of the party is ambitious and we need a fearless leader who also understands the politics of the grassroots here in the Ashanti region and which other person than Yammin?”.
The call became intense after an interview on ultimate FM in connection with Nana Addo’s dismissal of the 1 million vote agenda of the NDC in the Ashanti region.
In the interview with Ultimate FM’s Prince Minkah, Joseph Yammin who would not disclose the strategies of the NDC however threw out a message that The size of your army doesn’t determine your success in a war but rather how strategic and sophisticated you are. Many believe Yammin is the key to the target and it’s going to be impossible to achieve the set goal with his absence. Some members of the party are convinced he is the NDC’s match for the NPP’s chairman Wontumi within the Ashanti region.
There have been several tributes to Joseph Yammin and his exploits during the last general elections which led the NDC to secure an unprecedented number of votes in the Ashanti region. He is loved by the grassroots and knows how to rally party members for a cause.
His termination as Deputy Ashanti regional Minister came as a surprise to many. Some believe his absence will leave a gaping hole within the Ashanti NDC build-up to the elections.