ALA! John Mahama Mobbed by Supporters at Colorful Akwasidae Festival (See Details+VIDEO)

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Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, was mobbed by enthusiastic supporters on Sunday as he joined the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to celebrate the 3rd Akwasidae festival in Kumasi.

The festival, which is celebrated every six weeks, is one of the most important traditional events on the Asante calendar.

Mahama, who is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer for the 2024 presidential election, arrived in Kumasi early on Sunday morning to join the Asantehene and other dignitaries at the Manhyia Palace for the celebration.

The former president was greeted by a massive crowd of supporters who had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.


As Mahama made his way to the palace, the crowd of supporters surged forward, trying to get closer to him. Some supporters could be heard shouting, “JM Toaso”, which translates to “JM continue” in Twi, a local language widely spoken in Ghana.

The former president took the opportunity to interact with his supporters, shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries with them.

He expressed his gratitude to the people of Ghana for their support and assured them of his commitment to the development of the country.


Speaking to the media after the event, Mahama praised the Asantehene for his leadership and called on Ghanaians to emulate his example.

He said, “I want to thank Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for his leadership and guidance. He is an inspiration to all of us, and we should all strive to be like him.”

The Akwasidae festival is a time for the Asante people to come together to celebrate their rich culture and heritage.

The festival is marked by a procession of chiefs and other dignitaries to the Manhyia Palace, where they pay homage to the Asantehene. The festival also features traditional music, dance, and drumming.


The 3rd Akwasidae festival was a colorful and vibrant event, with thousands of people in attendance.

The festival was also attended by other prominent personalities, including the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, and the Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi.


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