Bernard Antwi Boasiako alias Chairman Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), has revealed that he used cash to influence the outcome of the primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), which was held recently.
In an interview with Bolgatanga-based A1 Radio the Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman who is noted for influencing the electorate with money to maintain his position said that he used “strategies” to choose the leaders of the NDC so that his party (the NPP) can win the 2020 elections.
He added that members of the NDC are loyal to him because they know he is the “governor” of the Ashanti Region and they are his subjects
Chairman Wontumi further stated that he has very elaborate plans to stage-manage activities of the NDC so as to enable the NPP win the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections resoundingly.
Few days before the NDC Primaries, there were warnings from party big wigs concerning the machinations of the Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman and others.
Underrate Wontumi at your own peril – Yamoah Ponkoh warns NDC
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will underrate the machinations of Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako alias Chairman Wontumi at its own peril, a party stalwart.
Former Municipal Chief Executive [MCE] for Ejisu/Juaben in the Ashanti region, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh who described him as a hardworking and operationable chairman, observed that he is the caliber of Regional Chairman the NDC must emulate.
“When some of my colleagues in NDC underrate him I laugh because he has done it to me. I will never ever underrate him. When my time elapsed as Ejisu MCE and the President re-nominated me, Chairman Wontumi stood against it and ensured that I was not confirmed by the assembly”, he revealed on Kumasi-based Pure Fm.
The former National Health Insurance Regional Manager, told Kwame Adinkra the host that Wontumi resolved he [Yamoah Ponkoh] was not going to be an MCE again and influenced the outcome of the confirmation using NDC structures among other machinations.
He cited the premature tenure of a former Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu as some of the undercuts of the NPP Regional Chairman calling on the party to consider adopting a strategy that can subdue him rather than claiming he is a spent force.