Massive ‘Afafranto’ Walk Hits Kumasi
…With Yellow Revolution
The political landscape in the Ashanti Region witnessed a dramatic shift, with a massive endorsement for the young, but vibrant Movement for Change (MFC), during the “Afafranto Walk” in Kumasi over the weekend.
The mind-blowing walk saw thousands of youths and known political industry players join the MFC train, led by its founder and leader of Movement for Change, Mr. John Alan Kyerematen.
The Ashanti Region, being the stronghold of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), a wind of change appeared to have blown across its political space, following the walk, with some disappointed party members openly and boldly joining the MFC train.
The massive “Afafranto Walk” saw the participation from some Ghanaian celebrities, like Sister Afia, Twene Jonas and Oliver Khan “the ship dealer,” lending their influence and voice to the movement.
Their involvement has not only bolstered the visibility of the movement, but also signaled a shift in support towards Alan Kyerematen’s cause.
Movement for Change, as the new political wave, engineered by Alan Kyerematen and characterized by its dominant yellow color, marked a significant departure from established norms in the region and is rapidly gaining momentum ahead of the 2024 general elections in the country.
Having served diligently in Ghana’s Trade and Industry Ministry for over a decade, under two different administrations, Mr. Kyerematen’s decision to break away from the New Patriotic Party to form the Movement for Change is considered by some political analysts as a bold and pivotal moment in the country’s political landscape.
His departure from the NPP stemmed from what he perceived as political maneuvering within the party, aimed at granting undue advantage to certain candidates during the party’s just-ended presidential primaries that saw Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia elected as the flagbearer.
Dubbed, “The Yellow Revolution,” Mr. Kyerematen’s movement has gained widespread attention and support, notably through events, such as the highly attended‘”fafranto Walk” over the weekend and other community-based engagements.
The symbolism of the color, “yellow” has become synonymous with this movement. It represents a fresh approach to politics in the Ashanti Region, a departure from the conventional party lines that have historically defined the region’s political allegiance.
The widespread support gained by the “Yellow Revolution” confirmed the growing disillusionment among the Ashanti populace with conventional politics.
Alan Kyerematen’s track record and commitment to effecting change resonated strongly with many Ghanaians seeking a departure from entrenched political tactics.
As the 2024 General Elections draw nearer, the “Yellow Revolution” continues to gather momentum with each passing day.