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NPP affiliate condemn open campaign by Chairman Wontumi ahead of Presidential Primaries

The New Patriotic Party’s Patriotic Front liners have condemned the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, for campaigning for openly campaigning for the Vice President, Dr. Bawumia, ahead of the NNP Presidential Primaries.

According to them, the rules of the party frown on such activities especially since other contenders for the post have been barred from doing same.

They noted that while they are not surprised by Chairman Wontumi’s conduct, his actions only seek to buttress their long-held suspicion that Dr. Bawumia has been secretly campaigning, blatantly flouting the orders of the party.

The group has thus called on the leadership of the party to rein in the Regional Chairman.

They are also demanding that Chairman Wontumi steps down from his post as “he has lost every opportunity to serve as an independent arbiter in the upcoming Presidential Primaries of the NPP.”

Read below the full statement;

We refer to a viral video making rounds on various traditional and social media platforms where the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Chairman Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, is seen openly declaring his support and coercing MPs, Constituency Chairmen, and respectable party leaders in the region to do same with his infamous “Bawumia Must Win (BMW)” chant.

Our checks have revealed that, the video emanated from a dinner meeting arranged for all constituency chairman and some selected MPs in the Ashanti Region with the sitting Vice President (Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia) at the Lancaster Hotel formerly known as Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi on Friday 30th December, 2022.

We write to condemn this action by our Regional Chairman in no uncertain terms. This very bizarre conduct of the Regional Chairman doesn’t come to us as a surprise because Chairman Wontumi has on countless occasions openly declared his support for Dr. Bawumia and continue to work for his presidential ambition. He has blatantly defied and disrespected the General Secretary of the NPP Party, Lawyer Justin Kodua Frimpong, in his attempt to bring the unfortunate conduct of Chairman Wontumi under control.

This is also yet another evidence of the many underground campaign activities of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in meeting delegates across the country to advance his presidential ambition ahead of other competent candidates and in blatant abuse of office and an affront to the guiding principles covering the conduct of the NPP Presidential Elections. We want to bring attention of the leadership of the party to this unfortunate development.

Without mincing words, we are by this release calling on the Regional Chairman of the stronghold of the party who should know better to STEP DOWN as the Regional Chairman of the Party as he has lost every opportunity to serve as an independent arbiter in the upcoming Presidential Primaries of the NPP before our next action.

Thank You

Source: Ghana News

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