March 4, 2024

The Ashanti regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi has disclosed that no Member of Parliament in his region will be protected from being contested in the Party’s February 2024 Parliamentary Primary.

Speaking exclusively with EIB’s Ashanti regional Correspondent, Isaac Justice Bediako after the party’s Presidential primary, Chairman Wontumi said “the outcome of the election has given us a clearer picture of division in our party during the election. This is because the Vice President didn’t get the votes we projected in the Ashanti and therefore, it is important that we mend every broken bridge for the battle ahead in 2024’’ he said.

He explained “The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, our flagbearer went for the contest; I Wontumi went for the contest and nearly lost to Odeneho Kwaku Appiah. Trust me no MP will be protected from the contest. That doesn’t also mean any member of the party who isn’t qualified to contest will be allowed to contest’’ he explained.

He added” as the regional chairman of the party there are a lot of MP’s in Ashanti who are unpopular in their constituency. A lot of them have bad working relationships with the constituency executives. Yes, the party needs experienced parliamentarians to work for us but at the moment Chairman Wontumi and my regional executive can never save any of them from contest. All they need to do is to do their homework very well to secure their next term in parliament before elections 2024. We will elect our Parliamentary candidates through democratic means nothing more’’ he assured.

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The New Patriotic Party presidential primary campaign activities were dominated by personality attacks and other verbal abuse which many political analyst have predicted is most likely to further deepen internal cracks in the party.

Wontumi, therefore pleaded to the teaming supporters of the various aspirants who contested in the party’s presidential primary to forgive each other and rally behind the party’s flagbearer Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia.

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