A group of dedicated New Patriotic Party (NPP) activists, NPP Patriotic Frontliners, have called for the resignation of the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the party, Benard Antwi Boakiaso aka Chairman Wontumi.
The group says Wontumi’s conduct in openly declaring support for the candidature of Vice President Bawumia is a clear sign of bias and favouritism which disqualifies him from being an impartial arbiter in the upcoming party primaries.
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 continues to work for his presidential ambition.
“He has blatantly defied and disrespected the General Secretary, Mr 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 Vice President 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 the attention of the leadership of the party to this development.
They subsequently called 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.”