A group calling itself NPP Patriotic Frontliners has condemned the actions of the Ashanti regional chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Bosiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi for openly declaring support and campaigned for Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to become the next flagbearer of the NPP.
The NPP has cautioned all party executives to desist from openly declaring their support for any aspirant until nominations are opened.
However, in a viral video making rounds on various traditional and social media platforms, Chairman Wontumi, is seen openly declaring his support with his infamous “Bawumia Must Win (BMW)” chant.
He declared this support at a dinner meeting with all constituency chairman and some selected MPs in the Ashanti Region at the Lancaster Hotel formerly known as Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi on Friday 30th December, 2022.
Reacting to this development, NPP Patriotic Frontliners in a statement said “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.”
The group noted “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.”
The group indicated that they want to bring attention of the leadership of the party to this development.
They are calling on Chairman Wontumi 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.”