Over 300 Assembly members in the Ashanti Region have declared their support behind the 2020 flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, ahead of the December 7 polls.
According to the assembly members, their support for Former President John Dramani Mahama stems from his policy to pay assembly members a monthly allowance if voted into power.
Addressing the press in Kumasi, Hon. Emanuel Kobi-Tumfuor assembly member for Asempanaye in the Ahafoano South East District in the Ashanti region said they welcome former President John Dramani Mahama policy to pay assembly members saying the policy is laudable.
According to him, all the assembly members will campaign massively for former President John Dramani Mahama to win massively in the incoming 2020 general elections.
“Assembly members are really suffering because we don’t receive salary from the assembly. Every assembly sitting, assembly members receive GHc100 as allowance and every year we have only three sittings. To be an assembly member without pay is disheartening” He said.
“We welcome former President John Dramani Mahama policy to pay assembly members and it is a good news for assembly members in the country. We using this opportunity to declare our support for former President John Dramani Mahama”.