- Former president John Mahama has been installed as a chief at Apesika during his tour of the Bono East region
- Mahama has been made the Nkosuohene under the stool name Nana Beyeman Kwame Ababio I
- Photos from the installation ceremony show Asiedu Nketia and Prof Alabi
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Former president John Dramani Mahama has been made the Nkosuohene (Development Chief) of Apesika Traditional in the Kintampo South constituency of the Bono East region.
Mahama was installed under the stool name, Nana Beyeman Kwame Ababio I, on Friday, September 18, 2020.
According to a post YEN.com.gh sighted on Heroes 4 JM, one of the affiliate social media pages for Mahama's 2020 campaign, the former president was taken through the installation rites by Nana Amponsah Gyan II who is the Chief of Jema and Kyidomhene of the Nkoranza Traditional Council.
The installation ceremony took place during Mahama's visit to the Bono East region which took place from September 17-19.
In photos from the ceremony sightd by YEN.com.gh Mahama who was dressed in a white t-shirt is seen getting adorned with a beautiful kente cloth.
On his head, mahama had a black crown with gold-coloured designs in them just like Ghanaian chiefs usually wear.
The photos show NDC general secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia who is popularly known as General Mosquito and former flagbearer aspirant, Professor Joshua Alabi, were also present at the installation ceremony which also turned out as a mini durbar.
Speaking at the ceremony, Nana Amponsah Gyan indicated that Mahama was being honoured with the chieftaincy title because of the developmental projects he brought to the area during his tenure as president.
He lamented that some of the projects had had been abandoned by the current government.
In his remark, the former president thanked the chiefs and people for the honour done him and promised to complete all the projects when re-elected on December 7, 2020.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is also the leader and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has predicted that the NPP will win with a first-round victory in the upcoming December elections.
According to him, the NPP is targeting a first-round victory because he is confident Ghanaians will vote for him given his performance so far since he became president.
Akufo-Addo reportedly made this declaration during a working tour to the Bono Region, where he addressed people of Berekum East and Berekum West, appealing for votes.
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