It appears incumbent Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako known widely as Chairman Wontumi is clutching at straws to save himself as the race for the top position is getting keen.
The man who prides himself as the Governor of Ashanti is now trying to ride on Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s popularity to be retained in his third term bid.
He is therefore going around promising delegates he will give them Vice President Bawumia if they vote for him on May 27, 2022
“When I was coming into the position at first, I was at the camp of Alan Kyeremanten. Subsequently, when you told me you wanted Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo I went to search for him and brought him to power. So if you are telling me you want Dr. Bawumia I will also go for Dr. Bawumia. I will do exactly what you tell me. I am listening carefully to what you are talking about”. Bernard Antwi Boasiako disclosed in a viral video while talking to some delegates in the region.
Five persons are contesting to be elected as Chairman of the NPP in the Ashanti Region regarded as the ‘World Bank’ of the governing party.
They are; Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, who is gunning for a third term; a former Afigya Kwabre South Constituency Chairman, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, also known as Chairman Odeneho Kwaku Appiah (COKA); a former Member of Parliament for Ejisu, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi; a former Asokwa Constituency Chairman, Robert Asare-Bediako, popularly known as Chairman Asare-Bediako, and Oheneba Kofi Adum Bawuah.