Wontumi can’t be manipulated, That is why they hate him.’’ – Adansi Asokwa NPP Chairman

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) held its regional delegates conference to elect its executives nationwide on 27th and 28th May 2022. And as usual, the battle for the various positions brought about many banters among contestants, especially at the Regional Chairmanship Position and Ashanti Region wasn’t an exception.

A lot of issues arose before, during, and after the elections around the re-elected Regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi to the extent that the former Fomena NPP Chairman, Kwasi Nti called him ‘a Criminal Boy’.

Speaking on ‘‘Ghana Nti’’ Morning Show, at the Obuasi-based ASEDA FM on Wednesday, the Constituency Chairman of the NPP at Adansi Asokwa, Mr. Kwame Owusu claims Wontumi was hated for no reason. According to him, Wontumi has done a lot for the NPP in the Ashanti Region, bringing the party to power from opposition and retaining the seat in the 2016 and 2020 general elections respectively.

‘‘I was convinced about Wontumi from what he did in 2016 and 2020. Helping the party come into Power from the opposition in 2016 and maintaining the seat in 2020 is evident for everyone to see,’’ he said.

In response to the Kwasi Nti-Asamoah’s comments on Wontumi, Kwame Owusu said that he doesn’t need any man’s money to make him wealthy. ‘‘It is God that blesses man with money and not what another man will give you.’’

‘‘The Region is ranked first in terms of the number of CEOs and Ministers in the Akuffo-Addo led government. What have the CEOs and Ministers from the region done for the region’’ – he quizzed.

‘‘Wontumi has asked several times at Regional Meetings of the Party in the presence of these CEOs and Ministers whether any of them has been helpful to him in terms of resources and none of them has been able to respond. Wontumi can’t be manipulated and that is why everyone hates him.’’

On the issue of Wontumi going for a third term, Mr. Owusu said some MPs have been in parliament for more than four terms and so those saying that should stop.

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