Former Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Joseph Yammin threw the wedding ceremony of failed parliamentary aspirant of the ruling New Patriotic Party for Asawase into a state of wild jubilation after his presence was announced by the Master of Ceremony at the occasion.
Yammin was at the Kumasi Central Mosque to join other well wishers to celebrate the wedding ceremony of Manaf Ibrahim which took place on Sunday October 8, 2017.
Several dignitaries from the political divide graced the wedding ceremony, notable among them were wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia, Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng, Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah and his Deputy Elizabeth Agyemang.
Other opposition politicians such as Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Brogya Genfi, former Deputy Sports Minister, Joseph Yammin and a host of other opposition elements.
The wedding ceremony initially appeared relatively peaceful as it progressed even when the dignitaries were arriving and been introduced.
However, the entire occasion was turned upside down with a rapturous and thunderous applause amidst wild jubilation and cheering.
The arrival of the former Deputy Minister drew hundreds of people to the grounds.
He had a hectic time passing through the crowd before he could exchange greetings with the elders at the Central Mosque.
Beaming with smiles, Yammin waved at the teeming crowd that had gathered to cheer him up.
The situation sent a mixed feeling across the political divide depending on where one stands.
As some activists of ruling New Patriotic Party were murmuring about how Yammin’s popularity could cause them political damage, followers of the NDC were excited that such a an affable character was stepping forward to contest as Regional Chairman for the party.
Meanwhile the electrified atmosphere was a sign that Joseph Yammin was already in a comfortable lead to become the next Chairman of the NDC if his charisma and the love shown yesterday should play a factor in the upcoming elections of the party.
As the NDC is warming up to reorganise its various structures in readiness for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, several names have come up as possible candidates for the regional chairmanship position for the NDC.
Some of the names include Thomas Kwabena Braima, Alhaji Mohammed Sani and Joseph Yammin as well as several others.
But so far, on Alhaji Mohammed Sani, a former Regional Vice Chairman of the party and Joseph Yammin have made public declaration for the contest.