A/R: Popular NDC member gathers support for Chairman Wontumi to be re-elected
A founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is rallying support for the Ashanti Region Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi.
Alhaji Saani Senior claims Chairman Wontumi is the best candidate for the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party.
“NDC supports Wontumi because he gave a good show in the 2020 elections,” he said.
“We shall do everything possible to ensure Wontumi wins the chairmanship position next year,” Alhaji Saani added.
These seeming show of support for the NPP regional chairman has sparked controversies in the Ashanti Region with some labelling it as sarcastic in juxtaposition to the performance of Chairman Wontumi in 2020 elections.
During the 2020 elections, Chairman Wontumi promised NPP will win all Parliamentary seats in Ashanti Region. Unfortunately, the NPP lost 4 seats in the region, namely Ejura Sekyedumase, Sekyere Afram Plains, Asawase and New Edubiase constituencies.
The New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region dropped from 76.3% in 2016 to 71.64% in 2020, whereas the opposition NDC raised from 23.0% to 26.08%